Zogby Ibope International conducted a nationally representative survey of community association residents in February 2012. The survey affirmed what Zogby learned from similar national surveys in 2005, 2007 and 2009:
- Residents are satisfied with their community associations.
- Association board members strive to serve the best interests of the community.
- Community managers provide value and support to associations.
- Association rules protect and enhance property values.
- Homeowners value the return they get for their association assessments.
- Residents do not want additional government intervention in their communities.
Facts and Figures
- An estimated 2 million volunteers serve on community association boards, with tens of thousands more serving as committee members.
- There are at least 320,000 community association annual meetings every year, at least 2.5 million association board meetings and an estimated one million association committee meetings a year.
- The estimated annual value of the time devoted by board members and other resident volunteers to their community associations is $850 million. According to one estimate, about 26 percent of the eligible U.S. population volunteers at some point during a year; community association leaders volunteer continuously during a year—a large percentage of them for many years.
- In 2012, association boards supervised the collection of close to $40 billion in annual assessments and maintained investment accounts of more than $35 billion for the long-term maintenance and replacement of commonly held property.