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CivicPulse is a non-profit nonpartisan organization generating data and insights about a wide range of issues faced by local and state governments in the United States. Our nationally representative survey panels include elected officials, department heads, and civil service staff representing town, city, county, and state governments across America.

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Research Report

The Worsening Urban-Rural Divide: The Role of Local Government in EV Charging Infrastructure

July 9, 2024
CivicPulse's research on the role of local government in deploying electric vehicle charging infrastructure nationwide shows persistent urban-rural and liberal-conservative divides in access to EV chargers.
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Research Brief

Is Single-Family Zoning Here to Stay?

June 27, 2024
One of the most commonly proposed solutions to the housing affordability crisis has little support among local officeholders.
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Research Brief

How Many Local Elections Are Uncontested?

May 31, 2024
The percentage of local elections that go uncontested is dismally high, but there may have been some improvement in recent years.
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Research Brief

The Local Government Approach to Extreme Heat

May 30, 2024
Summer’s coming and it’s going to be a hot one. How do local elected officials perceive and address the risk of extreme heat?
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Research Brief

Impact of Hostility on School Board Officials Mirrors Experiences of Other Officials

April 30, 2024
Across all types of local governments, more than half of officials surveyed are questioning whether to stay in their positions.
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