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ERIC Number: ED042101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 32
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The Hannibal Community Survey; A Case Study in a Community Development Technique.
Croll, John A.
Disturbed by the community's negative attitude toward its prospects for progress, the Hannibal (Missouri) Chamber of Commerce initiated a community self-survey to improve the situation. The questionnaire survey concentrated on felt needs relationg to city government, retail facilities and services, recreation, religion, education, industrial development, financial institutions, and community problems and accomplishments in general. Respondents (about 1,500) represented 28% of Hannibal households. As for the most pressing community needs, 97% of respondents mentioned industry and jobs; 49% named recreation; 8%, street improvement; and 6%, sewer improvements. Survey results received wide mass media publicity. In terms of useful information obtained, broadly based community participation, attitude changes toward the community, such tangible improvements as new industry and a municipal swimming pool during the period 1963-68, and other outcomes, the survey was judged a success. (The document includes the questionnaires and a critical review of community development principles as applied throughout the survey project.) (LY)
Cooperative Extension Service, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65201 (MP 100 9/69/2.5M)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. School of Social and Community Services.
Identifiers: Missouri (Hannibal)
Note: Case Study No. 1