Grouping clustered points' attributes

Discussion created by environmental_analyst on Mar 12, 2013

I'm working with a 300-point feature class, where each point is the location of an interview. I have about 16 value fields for each of these points which represent survey questions; for each of these value fields, there is an integer between 1 and 5 which is the response of the participant to that question.

I need to visually present this data, emphasizing the higher responses. I think the best way is to reassign these attribute values to a separate point layer, consisting only of population centers (simplifying from clusters representing interview locations).

Does anyone know of a way to reassign these attributes, possibly averaging them, transferring the attributes to the closest point within a different layer?