Carmel Data Platform (CDP) invites you to participate in the Community Investment Survey! It will help the City of Carmel better understand the impact of community improvement projects. Please share your thoughts on what’s working and where improvements could be made.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Community Investment Survey is a 10-minute, online survey sponsored by the City of Carmel. It was created by CDP’s team of data scientists and social scientists to better understand the impact of recent community improvement projects.
The Community Investment Survey is the first survey in CDP’s new Community Survey Panel initiative, a trusted avenue for sharing insights on important community topics in a safe, private and anonymous way.

Anyone 18 years of age or older, who lives in or commutes for work to or through Carmel is eligible to participate. We encourage residents from ALL walks of life to complete it in order to capture the full range of experiences and perspectives.

The Community Investment Survey is an opportunity to reflect on your relationship with the City of Carmel. Your opinions matter. The aggregated survey results and analysis will provide insights into how community members feel about recent investments, including what’s working well and where there is room for improvement.
You could also win a prize! Each person who completes the survey is eligible to win cash gift cards. Each week, five survey respondents will each win a prepaid $25 Visa gift card, and at the end of the survey, one lucky person will win a prepaid $250 Visa gift card.

Carmel has a pressing need to understand community sentiment and surveys are a convenient way to reach a wide array of stakeholders. We believe surveys are especially necessary to ensure that the needs of underrepresented groups are brought to light. CDP’s surveys are unique for their rigorous methodological approach, ability to leverage supplementary data available to CDP, and availability in Spanish and Russian.

YES. Data privacy is critical to CDP and we encourage you to read our Data Privacy Policy. CDP follows industry best-practices to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of your survey responses. No employee of the city will have access to individual answers and will never be able to determine who answered the survey.