Tableau Public Visualization Tool

VoiceGR is an evolving survey, designed uniquely to connect demographics with opinions and perceptions of greater Grand Rapids area residents. VoiceGR is meant to be a baseline to stimulate conversation on issues pertinent to our region. Explore VoiceGR 2015 results in the area that interests you or your organization most through this interactive Tableau Public viz tool. Click here to view the interactive results full screen, within Tableau Public (opens a new window), or scroll down to view them in the module below.

How does the content in this interactive tool work?

  1. Survey section: Select a survey section/topic.
  2. Question: Select a survey question within the survey section. Selecting a specific question is recommended, rather than selecting “(All)” which represents all responses to all survey questions.
  3. Split By: Choose the participant characteristics you are interested in splitting the results by. Click here for more detailed instructions.
  4. Bar charts: Displays the survey results of interest.
  5. Question: Displays the color key for the survey question response options in the bar charts.
  6. Detailed information: Hover over the results to see what each piece of the bar chart refers to.
  7. Number of respondents: Displays the number of participants for each row.
  8. Grand Total: Provides the overall results for all participants who answered that question.


  • The Tableau Public viz tool is best viewed using the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  • For “check all that apply” questions, row percentages will sum to greater than 100% as participants were able to select more than one option.
  • Each row with less than 10 participants was omitted from results.


  • CDP: census-designated place


This data visualization is the product of a collaboration between the Community Research Institute of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University and Dr. Neil Carlson at the Calvin College Center for Social Research.

VoiceGR is a product of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

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