The County of Fairfax 2017 STR Survey

In an ironic twist of fate, the County sent out a survey in 2017 in an attempt to demonstrate that its residents did not support short term rentals.  When it did not get the results it was seeking, it extended the period to respond to its survey not once but twice, finally receiving 7,671 responses which stated that 82% of the County's respondents supported short term rentals for "Detached, single-family homes." Since the results are in direct contradiction to the County's agenda, it now takes the position that its own survey is flawed.  As any statistician can attest, a response rate of 7,671 is amazingly high for a county of 1.3M residents and conveys an error rate of only a few percent.