Reports by CivicPulse

By Jonathan Chu, Emily Katz and Nathan Lee

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.

By Emily Katz and Nathan Lee

This CivicPulse report investigates the possibility of gun control on a local level, analyzing local policymakers responses to questions about gun ownership. 

By Jonathan Chu and Emily Katz 

​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.

Reports by CivicPulse Affiliates

"Not What but How: Understanding the Urban Innovation Cycle" by NewCities and UrbanLeap 

This report by NewCities and Urban Leap uses CivicPulse survey data from March 2019 to understand how local government officials' approach urban innovation in their cities, and how innovation progress and processes would be different between municipalities. 

"Democratic values and perceived performance: Comparing the public with elite donors and local officials" by Bright Line Watch 

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.

"Elite Attitudes to Global Governance" by the Legitimacy in Global Governance research program (LegGov) 

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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