Make you opinion count! What is your neighborhood like? How does it affect your well-being? A study on neighborhood infrastructure, leisure activities, and household amenities. 

This survey is being conducted by the City of Minneapolis in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Sustainable Healthy Cities Network. The survey seeks to identify how infrastructures and amenities in our homes and neighborhoods shape our quality of life and well-being – i.e., how we think and feel about our life. Results of this survey will be posted online and shared with your local government to build  better cities through better neighborhoods.

This survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.

This survey is completely voluntary meaning you can decline to take this survey at any time. The survey is also confidential and anonymous – meaning that your responses will be private and will not be linked with any personal information. Survey results will be averaged and reported at the zip code level or neighborhood level.

The results will be used to better understand how physical infrastructures and amenities in cities affect the well-being of urban residents. If you have further questions about this survey, please contact the Principal Investigator, Prof. Anu Ramaswami (

Survey responses from many different households in Minneapolis are needed to identify which amenities and sectors are important to human well-being, and, which sectors are in most need for improvements across the city. We thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions through this survey.

The survey is in FIVE parts:

  • Part I identifies the neighborhood you live in
  • Part II asks you about your wellbeing;
  • Part III asks about how important you think different amenities and services are in shaping your wellbeing;
  • Part IV asks you to rate the performance of different services and amenities in your home, neighborhood and city;
  • Part V asks for a few general questions about you, like household size, income range, etc.

All questions in the survey must be answered by only one adult in each household.

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