Twice a year, CivicPulse sends out a Call for Proposals inviting applicants to include survey questions on our national omnibus survey of local policymakers. Unlike the stand-alone custom surveys, omnibus surveys feature content from multiple contributors.

The deadline for the spring omnibus survey is typically in December or January, and the deadline for the fall omnibus survey is typically in June or July. The deadline for proposals for the Spring 2022 Omnibus Survey is January 15, 2022. 

Sample Options 

Omnibus surveys target a random sample of local government policymakers (governing board members and top elected officials) nationwide. Our population of local officials represents all townships, municipalities, and counties in the United States with a population of 1,000 or more. Applicants can choose the number of respondents in increments of 100 and up to a maximum of 500 respondents. 

Questionnaire Length and Pricing


Proposed modules for the omnibus survey should include content of no more than four minutes in length. Price is determined based on sample size and estimated length of the module (see below).

For more information on pricing, our standard survey variables, and proposal development, please see Survey Application Guidelines.

If you would like to propose a longer survey, target a civil service position, or if you would like to field a survey outside the biannual Call for Proposals timeline, please consider our Custom Survey option. 

How To Apply 

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest form. 

  2. Review Survey Application Guidelines and FAQs

  3. Brief virtual consultation with CivicPulse team member. 

  4. Use CivicPulse Survey Template to format your questionnaire. 

  5. Submit your proposal (cover letter and questionnaire) to The subject of your email should be “CP Proposal: [Last Name], [First Name]”. Please submit your proposal as a Microsoft Word document.