More ways to have fun with the Taproot Survey

More ways to have fun with the Taproot Survey

· The Pulse
By Karen Unland
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We've already received thousands of responses to the Taproot Survey, your chance to see how you align with the candidates running for mayor and city council.

If you haven't taken the survey yet, give it a whirl to see where you agree and disagree with the candidates in your ward on 30 questions derived from our People's Agenda project.

The survey will only take a few minutes. If you have some time to go down a rabbit hole, however, here are some other ways to view the data:

Curious about where everyone stands on a given question?

If you visit the Taproot Survey page, you'll see all of the questions on the quiz hyperlinked to a view that shows how all of the candidates answered. For example, Should effects on the climate be taken into account in every decision city council makes? shows a pretty clear split among candidates. This view is visible regardless of whether you have taken the survey.

Want to compare and contrast the candidates in your ward?

You can find those hyperlinked to each ward name on the wards page. For example, you can see at a glance how all five council candidates in sipiwiyiniwak answered every question. For a similar view of the mayoral candidates, check out the city-wide view. Again, no need to do your own survey to see this.

Want to look closely at a single candidate?

On the candidates page, each name is hyperlinked to a page showing the candidate's answers, along with their websites, social media channels, and pitch to voters. The same view is accessible wherever the candidate's name appears. We have also set up pages for candidates who have not yet completed the survey.

Are you really aligned with the candidate you agreed with most?

Few people would weight all 30 questions equally. Some issues are deal-breakers; others, not so much. Once you've completed your survey, you will see a page called "Voter results overview." Click on the ratio under "agreement on" to see a head-to-head comparison of your answers and the candidates' responses. You can also filter that view for just the agreements or disagreements.

As of this writing, we have received finalized surveys from 63 of the 85 candidates. Our invitation to all candidates remains open from now until the election on Oct. 18. If you are a candidate or are working for a candidate who has not yet responded, contact hello@taprootedmonton.ca.