CLOSUP poll fuels conversation, debate throughout Michigan

October 19, 2011

Local government officials are among the most important leaders in Michigan. But for years, little was known about their views on key issues. The Ford School is filling this void with a series of surveys by its Center for Local, State and Urban Policy, or CLOSUP.

The center's Michigan Public Policy Surveys are eagerly anticipated by the news media, and the polls fuel debates on the airwaves and on editorial pages across the state.

Recent surveys have reported on local government officials' views about Michigan's new governor, public employee unions, and global warming. For more information, to read past reports, and to access the full list of media coverage, visit the MPPS homepage.