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ICMA Survey Research Datasets - data files - Penn Libraries data resources: Data Files

Overview and Current Release Notes

The International City/County Management Association conducts national surveys of all U.S. counties and ~8,000 U.S. municipalities with populations of 2,500 or greater on topics of interest to local governments, including forms of government, economic development, service delivery, and sustainability. The Penn Libraries acquire individual ICMA survey research microdata datasets on a case-by-case basis.

ICMA provides free online access to ICMA Survey Research poll results through the ICMA Knowledge Network.

By using your PennKey to access the ICMA data files below, you are agreeing to follow the appropriate-use guidelines on the ICMA Store website. Do not distribute these datasets to other people.

Data Files

Municipal Form of Government survey.
Covers form of government, initiatives for referenda and recall, selection and composition of elected officials.

2011 Dataset: Municipal_FOG2011_Full_data_set_updated_fips_state_county_codes.xls
Codebook: Municipal_FOG2011_Survey_Instrument.pdf
Response statistics: Municipal_FOG2011_Survey_Response_Table.xls
Other documentation: survey_codes.pdf

Economic Development survey.
Covers economic development practices in local governments, including economic development funding activities, business retention, business attraction, small business development, accountability, and business incentives.

2014 Dataset: Economic_Development_2014_Full_Dataset.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook: econ_dev_2014_code_sheet.pdf
Response statistics: Economic_Development_2014_Survey_Response.xls
Other documentation: survey_codes.pdf
2004 Dataset, Part 1 (Questions 1-15): ed2004_part1_Full.xls
Dataset, Part 2 (Questions 16-27): ed2004_part2_Full.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook: Economic_Development_2004_Survey.pdf
Response statistics: ed2004_Survey_Response_Table.xls
Other documentation: survey_codes.pdf
1994 Dataset: ed1994_full_data_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook: ed1994_Survey_Instrument.pdf
Response statistics: ed1994_Survey_Response_Table.xls
Other documentation: survey_codes.pdf

Sustainability in Local Government survey.
Covers sustainability programs and policies in local government. Topics covered included water, transportation, energy, recycling, recognition programs and policy actions.

2010 Dataset: Sustainability_dataset.xls
Codebook: Sustainability_code_sheet.pdf
Response statistics: sustainability_response_table.xls
Other documentation: survey_codes.pdf

Additional local-government data sources