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Intimidation of State and Local Ofﬁceholders: The Threat to Democracy
January 25, 2024
This detailed report from the Brennan Center for Justice dives deep into the issue of threats and harassment against local and state government officials using data from our recurring surveys on the topic.
In Their Own Words: Threats and Harassment Facing Local Officials
May 25, 2023
Building upon a recurring CivicPulse survey on threats and harassment toward local elected officials, the Bridging Divides Initiative conducted follow-up interviews with respondents who opted-in to further discussion. This report features the key findings from those interviews.
Meeting Demand for State and Local Public Finance Jobs
September 30, 2022
This report from GFOA and Lightcast assesses the state of public sector finance employment. The report draws on demographic benchmarking of local government financial leadership conducted by CivicPulse earlier this year.
2021 Software Adoption Trends in Local Government
November 10, 2021
In CivicPulse’s second annual report in this series, we show that public safety departments continue to lead the way in software acquisition. Meanwhile, there has been an overall decline in the prioritization of software in local government since the beginning of the pandemic.
IT Trends in Local Government: A National Survey of Local Decision Makers
September 29, 2021
In July 2021, CivicPulse surveyed a national sample of 584 local government officials to identify trends in IT in the wake of Covid-19 and to better understand their priorities looking ahead to 2022.
Local Priorities for Infrastructure: What Do Local Governments Want?
June 15, 2021
What do local government policymakers want in a new infrastructure bill? CivicPulse surveyed over 400 local government officials to ask the infrastructure priorities for their local communities. The survey showed strong support for the inclusion of funding for roads, water, electricity, and broadband. In contrast, support for mass transit was limited to larger cities, and support for clean energy was highly divided by partisanship.
The New Normal Survey: COVID’s Lasting Legacy on Local Government
May 1, 2021
CivicPulse partnered with The Atlas, Engaging Local Government Leaders, CivicPlus, and RouteFifty to survey of local government officials about the lasting impacts of COVID-19 on their governments. Close to 600 survey respondents provided their views on how their government has responded to the pandemic, and what changes are likely to remain.
COVID-19 Relief Funding for Local Government
March 5, 2021
What are the priorities for the new round of relief funding that local governments may receive in 2021? CivicPulse, in collaboration with Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, surveyed 494 local government officials to ask about the status of existing COVID-19 relief funding and where future funds might be spent. With new funds on the horizon, local governments are still spending existing funds and see priorities shifting and broadening.
American Democracy at the Start of the Biden Presidency
February 21, 2021
Bright Line Watch partnered with CivicPulse to survey 212 local government policymakers from across the country on election confidence to see whether local officials — who played a key role in the 2020 election — were more confident in the integrity of the electoral system than the general public.
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