The city of Billings is asking residents to participate in the National Citizen Survey.  Responses to the survey reportedly help officials gauge residents’ perceptions of living in Billings, evaluate the quality of city services, assess community priorities and make comparisons with peer cities.  City officials conducted similar surveys in 2009 and 2012, which allows for a comparison of resident perspectives and opinions over the years.


Surveys have been mailed to 1,400 randomly selected households.  The results will be included in a final report that city officials will use to guide future strategic and financial planning and budgeting decisions.  In addition to the mailed survey, the city has established a web survey that all residents can complete.


The survey is available online through July 15 at;


The survey is conducted by the National Research Center Inc. of Boulder, Colo., in cities and counties large and small.