Police advise residents that national survey being taken 08-16-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES BUREAU
ASSISTANT CHIEF ELROY OSORIO JR.
PHONE: 961-2243
AUGUST 16, 2004

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are advising Big Island residents that a national research group is conducting a survey of residents.

The National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago, a nationally known research organization, has informed police it is conducting a social survey of U.S. residents to provide a reflection of ideas, beliefs and opinions of Americans.

The group said some Big Island households have been selected as part of a national random sample for the study, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

From now through December 2004, NORC interviewers will be visiting selected Big Island households to explain the study to an adult and to find out if there are any household members who qualify as a respondent for the study. If a household resident is selected to be part of the study, interviewers will then interview the selected individual.

Big Island residents who may have questions or who want more information on the study or organization may call NORC’s toll-free number at 1-800-462-1078.

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