Summary of Data Analysis Discussion & Findings

This report discusses the insights and analyses of survey data collected from Austin community members through a citywide survey provided between February and April 2022. OPO received 525 survey submissions, including 443 digital submissions and 82 paper submissions.

OPO’s analysis included an analysis of respondents’ self-reported demographic information. The following are examples of some of the demographic data:

  1. Race/ethnicity:
  • 51% of respondents identified as White.
  • 11% of respondents identified as Hispanic, Latinx, or Spanish.
  • 7% of respondents identified as Black or African American.

2. Social class:

  • 55% of respondents identified as middle class or upper-middle class.
  • 7% of respondents identified as low-income or poor.

3. Physical and mental health conditions:

  • 33% of respondents reported having a physical or mental health condition
    • 73% of these respondents reported having one or more mental health conditions.
    • 18% of these respondents reported having both a mental and physical health condition.

The following were key takeaways from the survey data:

  1. Most survey respondents were in favor of each OPO recommendation. For example:
  • 66% of respondents believe the City should request and use public feedback when writing rules.
  • 66% of respondents support revising APD policies to provide officers with clearer instructions for when they must stop recording audio and video with their cameras.
  • 62% of respondents believe police officers should be required to acknowledge their use of body-worn cameras and dashboard cameras in a police report.

2. When compared to digital surveys, paper surveys captured more individuals who identified as low-income (27% versus 4%) and had a higher percentage of individuals who identified as Black or African American (23% versus 4%). In addition, the analysis revealed variations in participation from individuals identifying as male (54% versus 39%) or non-binary/genderqueer/genderfluid (9% versus 2%).

  • These variations were among several identified when OPO compared digital and paper survey responses. Taken together, these variations suggest a need to potentially modify future outreach methods and reconsider the role of digital surveys in collecting community input.

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