National Open Government Survey

 
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Biennial Open Government Survey measures transparency in public institutions

The open government survey polls the members of National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) and other stakeholder organizations, including journalists, academics and media lawyers, to identify current trends in public institutions for requesting and accessing public records. This survey provides important information on the changes and perceptions to change in open government on the state and local level.  
 
Participate in the 2019 Open Government Survey: https://forms.gle/WmZPfnxsDn78jrer6
 
Past survey results and comments:
 
2015  (pdf)
2013  (pdf)
2011  (pdf)
 
 
As a result of past Open Government surveys, NFOIC, Media Law Resource Center and Investigative Reporters and Editors have outlined three recommendations to make government more open, accessible and transparent:
 
  1. Increasing government officials’ knowledge regarding open government responsibilities
  2. More education of citizens about open government laws and policies in their states and communities
  3. Improving and increasing enforcement measures