This document presents the results of GAO's survey of developers and users of environmental indicator sets.
The purpose of the survey was to gather information on environmental indicator sets that have been developed and on the
perceptions of practitioners who develop and use environmental indicator sets. We developed a Web-based questionnaire
to obtain this information and made it available to 87 environmental indicator set practitioners.
We received 49 responses, a 56-percent return rate. A more detailed discussion of our scope and methodology
and a discussion of the summary of selected survey results are contained in our report entitled
"Environmental Indicators: Better Coordination is Needed to Develop Environmental Indicator Sets That Inform
Decisions." This report can be accessed by clicking on the following link
We conducted our survey work from November 2003 through May 2004 in accordance with generally accepted government