Metro Atlanta Speaks

(Inactive) Atlanta Regional Commission   (Atlanta)

2015 - 2017

The Metro Atlanta Speaks (MAS) public opinion survey gives elected, business and community leaders the knowledge they need to understand residents' perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of the Atlanta region. It seeks to assess residents’ attitudes and opinions about key regional issues such as transportation, the economy, local and regional public education, regional and neighborhood quality of life, and aging. The MAS, inspired by the Houston area’s long-running Kinder Survey, is now in its fourth year.

The 2016 MAS was conducted by A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research at Kennesaw State University (KSU). This year’s survey asked 27 questions of 5,416 residents in a 13-county area, with results significant down to the county-level, as well as for the City of Atlanta.

ARC, along with community partners, plans to continue MAS so we can build on this valuable intelligence every year.