23 May 2014
The States of Jersey Statistics Unit is sending out reminders to any households who have not yet returned their Jersey Annual Social Survey questionnaire.
The 2014 Jersey Annual Social Survey (JASS) was launched on Thursday 1 May when 3,200 randomly selected households in Jersey were sent a survey form through the post.
The Statistics Unit have so far received an excellent response from the public, but would like to encourage all those households who have not yet returned their survey to do so.
Every household that takes part represents not only themselves but other households like them. All responses are treated in the strictest confidence.
Dr Duncan Gibaut, Chief Statistician for Jersey, said: “We’ve had a great response so far, and I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to complete the survey. The Social Survey provides invaluable information to inform government decisions that will affect all Jersey residents.”
The Jersey Annual Social Survey is run independently by the Statistics Unit, on behalf of other States Departments. It is designed to find out what Jersey residents think about a wide variety of topics.
This year the questionnaire covers issues around zero hours contracts, how difficult or easy households find it to cope financially, energy bills and ways of saving energy, as well as how often islanders use the ferry and airport to travel out of Jersey.
The results of the survey are used directly by government in decision-making and in planning and developing public services.