I'm doing a project on the benefits of a consumer co-operative being built in my home town. It would really help me out if anyone would take my survey and post the results below.
Which age range do you belong in?
<25, 25-35, 36-45, 46-55, 55+
What is your gender?
What education level have you achieved? (optional)
Do you think, keeping in mind concerns about the rising cost of living/the lower cost of goods at a co-op, that it would be beneficial for families for your city to provide a co-op?
Do you think that it would be beneficial for the environment for your city to provide a co-op?
If your city provided a co-op, on a scale of 1 to 10, how likely would you be to shop there?
Why or why not?
If your city provided a co-op, would you be interested in becoming a member? (you pay a fee, or provide produce, and in return, get cheaper goods)
Why or why not?
How far away (roughly) would this co-op have to be before you decided it was too much hassle to use
What city/country do you live in? (it's preferable that you answer this one, but if you're uncomfortable, there's no need)
3. Less than a high school diploma
7. I would most likely shop there because it would be fresh produce and good quality.
9. I would join to help support the people who would own the co-op.
10. At the most a few minutes away from my house or else it becomes a long drive to get there.
Hope my response was ok :)
3. 3 years of college
7. There're shops in town that I already go to for what I need - why go somewhere else unless it is clearly better. It would depend on the situation.
8. probably not.
9. the thought of paying a fee to use a store doesn't make total sense to me. I guess I'd have to sit down and figure out how much I'm saving if really anything.
10. 15 miles or so.
11. Helena, Montana (USA)
Any additional comments?
Hope this helps...
3. Highschool, going into grade 12.
7. I would shop there because of product quality, supporting locality, and because co-op is frakkin' awesome.
9. Community support!
10. Probably somewhere over a half hour.
Additional comments: I hope you get all the help you need with your survey! Thanks for posting for us (:
3) Still in Education
7) Ease of use
9) Personal reasons
10) No more than 30min walk (Hour round trip)
3. Going to be in 10th grade
4. Yes and no
7. Competition - we have a Whole Foods in town, and to get natural goods at a larger business would be cheaper. My family might be equally as likely to shop at a co-op because it benefits the community, but we wouldn't go unless we knew one of the partners personally.
9. My family doesn't have any goods they can produce (parents both lawyers) and most of our time is spent on working/school/extra curricula/etc.
10. Well, if it's within a 30 minute drive away, we could have a sort of family outing each weekend. But if you're thinking enough to supply us as our entire support, 15 minutes drive or less.
11. Golden, CO, U.S.
I can see how a co-op would be helpful for specific families and people but for my family it really wouldn't make too big of an impact. The only thing I can think of is legal representation for some of the partners.
3. High School Diploma, almost to B.S.
5. Not really, thought I don't see any negative effects either.
6. 8 or 9, as a College student, cheap is better.
7. Why or Why not- I love cheap things and giving jobs to the community. I think it would benefit people, so I would make the effort, but when it comes down to it; I am a college student, paying my own way. I need to save gas money too.
8. Membership -yes, as long as I could see the benefit costwise. It sounds like a good idea.
9. More than 25 mins away including traffic, unless it had absolutely everything I'd need.
10. College Station TX - USA