The Government Units Survey is part of the Organization component of the 2012 Census of Governments. It collects basic information about the functions and activities of governments through a series of yes or no questions. The Government Units Survey also includes four questions that collect basic financial data.
The Organization component will provide the universe of local governments, both for the remaining components of the 2012 Census of Governments and for future surveys about governments.
Respondents have the opportunity complete the questionnaire by mail or to respond to the questionnaire online.
The estimated completion time of the Government Units Survey (GUS-1) is 45 minutes.
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