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Do you have an RVA View? Of course you do.

All of us Richmonders do. And we want to hear them. RVAViews is a collective of people who sign-up to participate in surveys and interviews related to their opinions and experiences in the city. Our research is used to make decisions in the community services, entertainment, business, healthcare, education and more – the things that make Richmond what it is.

We started in 2018 as a collaboration between VCU’s School of Business, Survey and Evaluation Research Lab, and Customer Experience Lab. Our connections to VCU, as well as the greater Richmond community, allow us to maximize the real-world impact of our research. 

Some see a city steeped in history with cobblestone streets and early American architecture. You may see a vibrant food, art, and social scene. Others see us as a diverse population with an indomitable spirit of hospitality. More than anything else, as everyone who has lived, worked or played here knows, there are boundless Richmond experiences and unique views to share.

Share your perspectives, and see what others have to say, as we help shape our community in ways that are meaningful. Hear and be heard.


Members of RVA Views are invited from time-to-time to participate in studies that may offer compensation. There is no cost and you will receive a gift-- a pair of virtual reality googles-- just for signing up.

RVA Views has a transparent privacy policy. Your personal information will never be sold. Your opinions will remain anonymous. Participation will always be voluntary, and you can choose to delete your membership information at any time. 

  1. Fill out a short registration survey by clicking the link below and receive a welcome gift in the mail.
  2. Your survey answers will be stored securely.
  3. RVA Views will contact you when opportunities to participate become available.


Our goal is to offer every resident of Richmond, its broader suburbs, and the wider central Virginia area an opportunity to have their voices heard. ​  

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