Engage Medina will share survey results in September 9th webinar
MEDINA, OHIO—Medina County Women for Citizen Engagement will host a webinar on Thursday, September 9 to highlight the results of the Medina County Citizen Engagement Survey.
The survey, which ran earlier this summer, asked residents across Medina County to reflect on how they feel about their local community, the value of voting and the impact of local government on their day-to-day lives. The group hosting the survey, Medina County Women for Citizen Engagement (also known as Engage Medina), hopes that the results help existing organizations and local organizers find ways to fill gaps and build connections that help people understand and engage with local government and issues. Among survey result highlights:
- Only one in four respondents believe the actions of local elected officials affect their personal lives every day. 42% of respondents ranked City or Township last on the question about whose decisions impact their lives.
- Nearly 80 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “I have a responsibility to my community to be an engaged citizen,” yet only 56% know who their elected officials are and how to contact them.
- Almost half of respondents (48 percent) reported that they get most of their news from social media.
This is just a small snapshot of the survey results, which will be presented in detail on Thursday, September 9 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Participants will also have an opportunity to weigh during the webinar on what topics or resources Engage Medina presents next. To attend the webinar, please register at www.engagemedina.org. A replay of the presentation will be available on the site, along with the full survey results, following the webinar.