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COVID-19
  
New Report

CivicPulse COVID-19 Report Series

Local government officials are on the front lines of enforcing state and federal measures intended to curb outbreaks, but are they being heard?

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Gender

Latest Findings on The Gender Gap in Local Government

Nathan Lee, Benedicte Adair, and Brytan Mendes      |      October 2020

While the gender gap among federal and state level elected officials has been well documented, far less is known about gender representation in local government. 

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New Report
  
Software

The Role of Software in Local Government

Brytan Mendes, Jonathan Chu, and Nathan Lee      |      August 2020

Local governments are seen as being behind in software, but new data from CivicPulse suggests otherwise

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Gender

Latest Findings on The Gender Gap in Local Government

Nathan Lee, Benedicte Adair, and Brytan Mendes      |      October 2020
While the gender gap among elected officials at the federal and state levels has been well documented, far less is known about gender representation in local government.
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New Report
  
Software

The Role of Software in Local Government

Brytan Mendes, Jonathan Chu, and Nathan Lee      |      August 2020
In this report, we investigate the role of new software in local government, bringing to bear original data and analysis from a national survey of ten different leadership positions in township, municipality, and county governments all over the United States, including top appointed executives, heads of IT, and heads of 8 different types of departments/functions.
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COVID-19
  
New Report

CivicPulse COVID-19 Report Series

Jonathan Chu, Emily Katz and Nathan Lee      |      Ongoing
In this report series, CivicPulse asked local officials about how they are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Our first report looks at officials' response to the pandemic, how they are getting information, and what they wish state and federal governments knew. Our second report focuses on compliance with measures intended to fight COVID-19, and how local governments are promoting these measures.
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Influence
  
Partner Report

Democratic values and perceived performance

Bright Line Watch       |      March/April 2019
Drawing on a variety of data sources, including from a CivicPulse survey conducted in March 2019, this report by Bright Line Watch assesses how local policymakers, political donors, and the American public think about the performance of democracy in the United States. You may be surprised to find out who is the most optimistic.
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Cities
  
Partner Report

Not 'What' but 'How': Understanding the Urban Innovation Cycle

NewCities and UrbanLeap       |      March 2019
How do local government officials' approach urban innovation in their cities, and how are these processes different between municipalities?
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Budgets

What do leaders in local government think about the budget?

Jonathan Chu and Emily Katz       |      July 2019
This CivicPulse report provides analysis on their March 2019 survey about the budgetary concerns facing local governments. Take a look to see who thinks that the budget is a pressing issue and what solutions might help.
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Guns

How Would Gun Laws Change If Local Governments Took Charge?

Emily Katz and Nathan Lee      |      January 2020
This CivicPulse report investigates the possibility of gun control on a local level, analyzing local policymakers responses to questions about gun ownership. 
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Global Governance
  
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Elite Attitudes to Global Governance

Legitimacy in Global Governance Research Program (LegGov)       |      October 2019
The Legitimacy in Global Governance research program (LegGov) is a research program that offers systematic, comparative analysis of legitimacy in global governance. This report investigates how people around the world — including American state legislators and staffers who took part in a CivicPulse survey — think about international institutions like the United Nations and World Trade Organization.
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