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The DataCenter is a non-profit organization that works nationally to support the social justice movement. Our mission is to provide social justice advocates, especially the poor and people of color, access to strategic information, analysis, and research skills that will help our people conduct more effective campaigns.

For more information about our programs please visit our website at or email us at

We work in collaboration with grassroots social justice groups to provide campaign research support, and are building our expertise to assist groups with community surveys. If you are developing a social justice campaign and want assistance with a community survey project, please contact us. We will do our best to assist you ourselves or point you towards others who can help you out.

1904 Franklin St., Suite 900, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
tel: (510) 835-4692 or (800) 735-3741 • fax: (510) 835-3017

A project of the DataCenter's Economic Justice Program, May 2004.



Download "Creating Surveys" Toolkit
(18 pages requires free Adobe Acrobat®Reader)

Bajar "Creando Encuestas"
(Documento de 20 paginas de formato PDF; se necesita el programa Adobe Acrobat®Reader para ver o imprimir este documento.






Surveys to Support Campaigns

Survey Planning:

1. Why survey?
2. Time & Resources
3. Type of Survey
4. How many surveys?
5. Language
6. Safety
7. Reaching respondants

Creating Surveys:
1: Create Info List
2: Design Survey
3: Test Survey
4: Train Interviewers
5: Analyze Data

Evaluating the Survey Process

Sources & Resources

About the DataCenter

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