To collect the data for this study, in the winter of 2018, the Center for Rural Communities mailed 5,000 survey questionnaires to households in zip codes 54806, 54814, and 54891, which were randomly selected by the private firm ListGiant. We received 1,084 completed questionnaires for a 22 percent response rate. The results are weighted by relevant demographic variables in each community using 2015 US Census ACS estimates. After removing some responses from the sample because they were located outside the geographic scope of the study or because the responses were incomplete, and after weighting the sample, the final effective sample size is 1,055. The survey results are representative of the three zip codes with a margin of error of +/-3 percentage points. The CRC also conducted interviews with community members and local stakeholders. The write-up of the full study can be found in the Climate Change in the Chequamegon Bay Area Study report listed below. The percentages in the online visualization may differ slightly from the report due to further data cleaning and sorting.
- Climate Change in the Chequamegon Bay Area Study
- Mail survey instrument used to collect this data
- Chequamegon Bay Area Climate Change Adaptation Planning Guide
The percentages may differ from the 2018 Chequamegon Bay Area Community Climate Change Study due to further data cleaning and sorting.