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.
All the graphs and open-ended answers can be found here. Kimura says: “You can view it online, download the file, print, share, or whatever way you want to use it. I do not claim copyright of this material, but if you do share, please (add a link to Facebook page). If you modify it, please also mention that you did.”