Community Empowerment Research

We help churches, schools, and community organizations
measure needs of the people they serve,
set strategies to meet those needs, and
assess the impact of their work in service, training, evangelism, and outreach.

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Customized Survey Instruments

Attitude or Opinion Surveys

Most measures of attitude are unrelated to behavior–people don't do what they claim to believe in.  However, attitude surveys can reflect true beliefs.

The difference between beliefs that are ignored and beliefs acted on is the level of specificity.  A person may believe that God asks them to help the hungry and homeless.  But they may not reach out to the hungry in their town or city because they believe those specific hungry people are a special case that should not be given food.  Questions of attitude, if meant to apply to actions, must be very specific.

Sometimes, to answer very specific questions, personal or group interviews must be conducted.  In the interaction between interviewer and client or church member, a unique understanding can result.

At Community Solutions Research we have the training and experience to create accurate survey and interview instruments to measure the specific attitudes you need to measure.  We apply social science to wording questions properly and we apply advanced statistics to identify the best questions to keep.

Sample Church Surveys

    Sample Church-Life Survey     Sample Church Priority Survey