Results of the Dakota County 2022 Residential Survey have been released, and County residents report that Dakota County is a great place to live, does a good job providing services, and public confidence in county government continues to grow. The survey was conducted earlier this year by National Research Center at Polco. The public opinion research firm has surveyed Dakota County residents every three years since 2006. 2022’s survey results indicate that quality of life is very high, as 91 percent of county residents said their overall quality of life is good or excellent, Dakota County provides high-quality services to residents, with 97 percent said parks are good or excellent, and 95 percent had the same impression of libraries. Road conditions, greenways, snow removal and overall service quality all were rated good or excellent by at least 70 percent of those surveyed. And, although residents expressed concern about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the local economy and on the health and safety of vulnerable populations, nearly 70 percent of residents gave the county good or excellent marks for its COVID-19 services. Find the whole report on the Dakota County website.