The City of Cartersville, under contract with the National Research Center (NRC), completed a citizen survey in the Spring of 2015. The survey was randomly mailed to 1,200 households. Completed surveys were received from 283 residents, for a response rate of 24%. NRC has recorded, analyzed and stored responses from communities across the country. The City of Cartersville chose to have comparisons made to the entire database, therefore, NRC is able to compare results both in the South and nationwide. In addition, this year’s results can be compared to Cartersville’s previous survey results.