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Spring 2018Q13cThinking more generally about the tone of discussion and communication that takes place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction? Among residents themselves

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse | Trust in citizens
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Spring 2018Q14cWould you say the tone of discussion and communication among these groups is more or less civil than it was five years ago? Among residents themselves

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Governmental Relations | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2017Q20fTo what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about your jurisdiction's decision not to develop a Master Plan that addresses land use? Our jurisdiction lacks sufficient volunteers for a local planning commission.

Major Tags: Community and Social Issues | Citizen Engagement
Related Topics: Community development | Land use planning | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q20We want to start by getting a very broad sense of citizen engagement with your local government. How would you describe current levels of citizen engagement with your jurisdiction? Overall, would you say citizens in your jurisdiction are

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q22aTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? We make opportunities for engagement available, but our citizens rarely take advantage of them.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22cTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Most citizens we hear from are more interested in complaining than in finding solutions.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22dTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Citizens in our jurisdiction want access to information about the government's finances and operations.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22eTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22gTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? Citizens tend to only be engaged on issues that affect them directly and not on issues affecting the community overall.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2016Q22iTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement? We struggle to find enough citizens to serve on our jurisdiction's appointed boards/commissions or elected offices.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q23Citizens are often asked on opinion surveys how much trust they have in their government. Now we'd like to ask you, as a local official, about trust you have in your jurisdiction's citizens. In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations, how much of the time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants?

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q24aOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum from low engagement to high engagement. At the low end, citizen engagement would focus just on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the high end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the issue, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens believe the role of citizen engagement is to

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q24bOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum from low engagement to high engagement. At the low end, citizen engagement would focus just on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the high end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the issue, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance? You personally believe the role of citizen engagement is to

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q25Now thinking about particularly controversial issues, who do you think should have the final say on the most controversial issues in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens
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Fall 2016Q26Overall, how satisfied are you regarding citizen engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations today?

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2015Q25bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the relationship between community members and law enforcement officers that serve your jurisdiction? A significant number of people in my jurisdiction are hostile towards law enforcement officers.

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2015Q28In the past year, there have been a number of high-profile incidents of civil unrest across the country, often revolving around police use of force, as in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland. How concerned are you that a major incident of civil unrest connected to police use of force could happen in your jurisdiction in the near future?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2015Q29aTo what extent, if any, do you think recent high-profile incidents of police-community violence such as those in Ferguson and Baltimore have lowered the morale of law enforcement officers that serve your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2015Q29bTo what extent, if any, do you think recent high-profile incidents of police-community violence such as those in Ferguson and Baltimore have lowered the level of community trust toward law enforcement officers that serve your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Services | Public Safety | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Service provision | Police services | Trust in citizens
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Spring 2014Q38One potential initiative on the statewide ballot in November 2014 would seek, in part, to amend the Michigan Constitution to extend the power of citizen referendum to bills passed by the state legislature containing appropriations. Would you say you support or oppose such a proposal?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | State government reform | Trust in citizens
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Spring 2014Q39Another potential initiative on the November 2014 ballot would seek, in part, to amend the Michigan Constitution to extend the rights of citizen initiative and referendum to local ordinances such as those in your jurisdiction. Would you say you support or oppose such a proposal?

Major Tags: State Government
Related Topics: State policies | State government reform | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q2We want to start by getting a very broad sense of citizen engagement with your local government. How would you describe citizen engagement - whatever that means to you - with your jurisdiction? Overall, would you say citizens in your jurisdiction are...

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q7hPlease identify outcomes below that, in your opinion, have resulted from your jurisdiction's citizen engagement efforts. For example, to the best of your knowledge, has the amount of citizen participation increased, decreased, or not changed measurably due to your citizen engagement efforts: Officials' control over decision-making

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q14aTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: In our jurisdiction's policymaking processes, any citizen who wants to express an opinion has a chance to do so.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q14bTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: We make opportunities for engagement available, but our citizens rarely take advantage of them.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14cTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: We don't need formal engagement efforts because our local officials already know what the citizens want.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels
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Fall 2012Q14eTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Our meetings run too long because too many citizens want to speak.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14gTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Citizens in our jurisdiction want access to information about the government's performance.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14hTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Most citizens aren't willing to take the time to become well-informed on issues facing the jurisdiction.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14jTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Most citizens we hear from are more interested in complaining than in finding solutions.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q14kTo what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following general statements about citizen engagement: Our jurisdiction's engagement efforts mostly attract the same people over and over.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q15Citizens are often asked on opinion surveys how much trust they have in their government. Now we'd like to ask you, as a local official, about trust you have in your jurisdiction's citizens. In terms of their engagement in your jurisdiction's policymaking and/or operations, how much of the time do you think you can trust the citizens in your community to be responsible participants?

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q16Would you say that most citizens who are engaged in your jurisdiction's policymaking processes are generally looking out only for themselves or that they want decisions made for the benefit of the community overall?

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q17Thinking about controversial issues in your community, in general, who do you think should have the final say on your jurisdiction's most controversial decisions - citizens or public officials?

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q18cOverall, thinking about relationships between people in your community and the tone of discussions that take place around local policy issues, how would you describe the general state of public discourse between the following groups within your jurisdiction: Between citizens themselves

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Civic discourse | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q19aThinking in general about how things have changed in your jurisdiction over the last ten years or so - if at all - how are citizens' interactions with your local government different now than they were before: Are citizens more or less informed about your jurisdiction's work?

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q19bThinking in general about how things have changed in your jurisdiction over the last ten years or so - if at all - how are citizens' interactions with your local government different now than they were before: Are citizens more or less engaged in your jurisdiction's work?

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q19cThinking in general about how things have changed in your jurisdiction over the last ten years or so - if at all - how are citizens' interactions with your local government different now than they were before: Is political discourse about local issues more or less civil?

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Engagement levels | Civic discourse
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Fall 2012Q20aOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum. At one end, citizen engagement would focus only on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the other end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. In between would be increasing levels of citizen input in the decisions made by the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the topic, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance: The majority of your jurisdiction's Council/Board believe the role of citizen engagement is to...

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q20bOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum. At one end, citizen engagement would focus only on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the other end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. In between would be increasing levels of citizen input in the decisions made by the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the topic, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance: The majority of your jurisdiction's employees believe the role of citizen engagement is to...

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
see tables
Fall 2012Q20cOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum. At one end, citizen engagement would focus only on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the other end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. In between would be increasing levels of citizen input in the decisions made by the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the topic, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance: The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens believe the role of citizen engagement is to...

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
see tables
Fall 2012Q20dOne way of thinking about the proper role for citizen engagement in local policymaking is along a spectrum. At one end, citizen engagement would focus only on keeping citizens informed about issues. At the other end, citizens would actually make decisions for the jurisdiction. In between would be increasing levels of citizen input in the decisions made by the jurisdiction. While it might differ depending on the topic, in general, what do you think the following people believe is the proper role for citizen engagement in local governance: You personally believe the role of citizen engagement is to...

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Engagement levels | Trust in citizens
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Fall 2012Q27cThinking about your jurisdiction's website, please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements: Citizens make considerable use of our website's information and resources.

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Technology | Outreach
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Fall 2012Q29gWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Lack of interest among citizens

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Technology
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Fall 2012Q29jWhich of the following - if any - have discouraged your jurisdiction's use of technology for citizen engagement? Concerns that unrepresentative people or groups would dominate citizen input

Major Tags: Citizen Engagement | Community and Social Issues
Related Topics: Trust in citizens | Technology
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Spring 2010Q15Overall, how informed do you believe your jurisdiction's citizens are regarding your jurisdiction's finances?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Trust in citizens
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