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The state of community civic discourse, according to Michigan’s local government leaders

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December 2018

Abstract

This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding the state of public discourse in their communities, including how constructive or divisive it is among citizens, between citizens and elected officials, and among the local officials within the jurisdiction’s government. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2018 and Fall 2012 waves of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

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