Call For Proposals

CivicPulse is excited to announce our 2021 Calls For Proposals. Researchers have the opportunity to add questions to CivicPulse's nationwide surveys of officials who represent local governments at the township, municipality, and county levels. Researchers can submit proposals for one or more of the surveys below.


April 2021 Surveys


Apply by December 15, 2020 for the following:

  • National Survey of Local Policymakers

  • National Survey of Heads of Local Government Finance/Budgeting

  • National Survey of Heads of Local Law Enforcement Agencies


 These surveys will be conducted in April 2021.

October 2021 Surveys


Apply by June 1, 2021 for the following:

  • National Survey of Local Policymakers

  • Additional surveys TBD


 These surveys will be conducted in October 2021.

How To Propose Survey Questions

We try to make proposal submissions as simple as possible. The main focus is the development of your survey questions. When you develop your survey questions, you will want to think about how much time the questions will take to answer. You can find a rubric for how to estimate the expected time your questions will take at the bottom of this announcement, as well as detailed instructions on the submission process.


Each proposal is limited to four minutes of survey content or less. You can see the sample size and pricing options by survey below. Note that these options depend on the total available respondents for each position. After considering these options, please complete this very brief (non-binding) survey of interest.

* Includes top elected officials (e.g., mayor, county executive) and governing board members (e.g. councilmember, commissioner)

** Great if primarily interested in qualitative open-ended questions!

*** Only for the policymaker sample due to the fact that there are multiple policymakers per local government, while there is only one per government for the other positions. 

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