Local Government Survey on Citizen Involvement in Policymaking
The Public Policy Institute is currently conducting a statewide survey of county and municipality governments to assess citizen involvement in policy making decisions. This includes asking County officials about the quantity and quality of citizen interactions and feedback on local government issues.
Citizen Satisfaction Survey for Henderson Sheriff's Department
The Public Polity Institute is sending a survey to a sample of the Henderson County population to assess citizens' opinions of the Henderson Sheriff's Department.
Case Salience and Media Coverage of Supreme Court Decisions: Towards a New Measure
Increasingly, scholars -making are contingerecognize that patterns of elite decisionnt upon issue salience, meaning that scholars who wish to understand elite behavior must have adequate measures of salience. Unfortunately, existing measures of salience in the judicial field have been met with some skepticism. We evaluate the most common measure of case salience—whether a case appears on the front page of the New York Times and then construct a new measure of case salience that avoids many of the potential biases and problems with the Times measure. By developing and testing this new measure, we uncover patterns about national media coverage of the Court and provide a potentially more representative measure of case salience.
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