Michigan Public Policy Surveys

  1. May 2, 2024

    More local officials see relevance of electric vehicle planning

    Local officials across Michigan increasingly view electric vehicle infrastructure planning as relevant for their governments, though many cite too few public charging stations and costs associated with adding them as barriers.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.