Data Sharing, Civic Engagement, and Technology Use in Local Government Agencies: Findings from a National Survey

Arizona State University, Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies, 2016

54 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2017 Last revised: 17 Feb 2018

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Mary K. Feeney

Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Public Affairs

Eric Welch

Arizona State University (ASU) - Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies

Fengxiu Zhang

Arizona State University (ASU), School of Public Affairs, Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies

Leonor Camarena

Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Public Affairs

Seongkyung Cho

Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Public Affairs

Federica Fusi

Arizona State University (ASU)

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This report presents findings from the 2016 national survey of local governments on public participation, technology use, data sharing, and work life as part of a long-term research study interested in understanding the relationships between technology and civic engagement in local governments sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, and Environment Policy Studies (CSTEPS) at Arizona State University. The survey was administered to five lead administrators in 500 local governments where the government is of sufficient size and capacity to purchase and use technology for civic engagement. The survey was administered to individuals working in five positions: City Manager/City Administrator, Director of Community and/or Economic Development, Finance Director, Director of Parks and Recreation, and Deputy Police Chief. The final sample, adjusted for ineligibles, is 2166. The response rate can be calculated as 643/2166 (30%) for completed responses or 841/2166 (39%) if partials are included. This report draws from the statistical analysis of survey data and is organized into four sections: participation, utilization of technology, data sharing, and work life.

Keywords: local government, technology, public management, data sharing

Suggested Citation

Feeney, Mary K. and Welch, Eric and Zhang, Fengxiu and Camarena, Leonor and Cho, Seongkyung and Fusi, Federica, Data Sharing, Civic Engagement, and Technology Use in Local Government Agencies: Findings from a National Survey (2016). Arizona State University, Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3069941 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3069941

Mary K. Feeney (Contact Author)

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Eric Welch

Arizona State University (ASU) - Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies ( email )

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Fengxiu Zhang

Arizona State University (ASU), School of Public Affairs, Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies ( email )

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Tempe, AZ 85004
United States

Leonor Camarena

Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Public Affairs ( email )

Farmer Building 440G PO Box 872011
Tempe, AZ 85287
United States

Seongkyung Cho

Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Public Affairs ( email )

411 N. Central Avenue
Suite 420
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

Federica Fusi

Arizona State University (ASU) ( email )

Farmer Building 440G PO Box 872011
Tempe, AZ 85287
United States

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