Michigan Public Policy Surveys
May 31, 2022
Survey looks at online government meeting quality, service disparities
More than half of Michigan’s local officials say that moving government meetings online during the pandemic decreased the overall quality of such gatherings, according to a U-M survey.
March 17, 2022
Local government leaders support recycling, as state falls behind
Many Michigan local leaders report recycling is somewhat or very important to their community members, with 65% of officials from the state’s largest jurisdictions saying recycling issues are very important.
May 14, 2018
Most local jurisdictions follow master plan, but struggle with too few planners
Nearly half of Michigan’s largest local governments feel they have little staff capacity for land use planning and zoning, according to a survey from U-M researchers.
May 5, 2017
‘Listen to us,’ local Michigan leaders tell Lansing in new survey
Many local government leaders across Michigan aren’t content with their jurisdiction’s relationship with state government, according to a new survey by U-M researchers.
February 23, 2016
Officials in large Michigan cities worried about potential unrest
While local leaders say police forces across Michigan have good overall relations with their communities, those in larger cities worry about the possibility of civil unrest, a U-M survey shows.