SURVEY RESULTS Mark Kimura did a survey between October 9-12, 2014. There were 468 valid responses from the online version of the survey and 116 valid responses from the paper version (at Pahoa Community Meeting on 10/9). There were some respondents who do not live in lower Puna but have businesses, properties or job in lower Puna–since Kimura specifically asked those who currently live in lower Puna and those who recently left due to the lava flow, he had to exclude those responses. He may have to consider including them in a future survey. Also, Kimura will not include confidence intervals for every result– “If you’ve taken a stats course, you can estimate it by the sample size, population size and the percentage,” he writes about the survey. “I don’t want to make the picture too messy by adding every technical detail.”
This page has results from the open-ended question about needs. There are more results on following pages.
#27 SURVEY RESULTS. Oct. 23, 2014. Last of the survey results.
#26 SURVEY RESULTS. Oct. 26, 2014. Mark Kimura says: “I hope this comment reminds everybody that we all live in the same boat. We do literally live on the same island. And life on the island is a metaphor of the entire planet — we get to vividly experience what it’s like to live within a limited space, limited resources and increasingly shared challenges. And just like the entire world, we are being asked to coexist — among those from different cultures and places because we are in the same boat. All this person is asking for is that awareness, not money, not internet connection, not two-lane paved Chain of Craters Rd, not even mail services. Just some compassion, which doesn’t cost a penny.”
#25 SURVEY RESULTS. Oct. 23, 2014. Security.
#24 SURVEY RESULTS. Oct. 23, 2014. Money, businesses and jobs.
#23 SURVEY RESULTS. Oct. 22, 2014. Mark Kimura says: “Overall, we have a very popular government as far as I could tell from this survey. I didn’t particularly try to pick positive ones for this slide — I only saw 1-2 only mildly frustrated comments about the county in the entire survey result — of course, there are expectations and demands, but nothing really negative. We have many nice and supportive people here in Big Island.”