The State of Community Civic Discourse, According to Michigan’s Local Government Leaders

Michigan Public Policy Survey, December 2018

16 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2019

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Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: December 17, 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).

Keywords: civic discourse, civil discourse

Suggested Citation

Horner, Debra and Ivacko, Thomas M., The State of Community Civic Discourse, According to Michigan’s Local Government Leaders (December 17, 2018). Michigan Public Policy Survey, December 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3302731

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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