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ICMA Survey Research Datasets - data files - Penn Libraries data resources: Municipal Form of Government

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 Survey Results Documents website.

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

Municipal Form of Government survey datasets

An ICMA survey conducted every five years, covering form of municipal government, initiatives for referenda and recall, selection and composition of elected officials.

2018Dataset : Municipal_Form_of_Government_2018_Data.xlsx
Questionnaire / Codebook : 2018_Municipal_Form_of_Government_Survey_Report.pdf
Questionnaire / Codebook : Municipal_Form_of_Government_2018_Code_Sheet.pdf
Questionnaire / Codebook : Municipal_Form_of_Government_2018_Instrument.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_Survey_Codes_2019.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_Survey_Research_Data_Licensing_Agreement_for_HKS_012722.pdf
Other documentation : READ_ME.txt
2011Dataset : Municipal_FOG2011_Full_data_set_updated_fips_state_county_codes.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : Municipal_FOG2011_Survey_Instrument.pdf
Response statistics : Municipal_FOG2011_Survey_Response_Table.xls
Other documentation : survey_codes.pdf
2006Dataset : Municipal_fog2006_full_data_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : Municipal_fog2006_Survey_Instrument.pdf
Response statistics : Municipal_fog2006_Survey_Response_Table.xls
Other documentation : ICMA_Survey_Codes.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_survey_research_data_licensing_agreement.pdf
2001Dataset : Additional_variables.xlsx
Dataset : Municipal_FOG_2001_full_data_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : Municipal_Form_of_Government_Survey.pdf
Response statistics : Municipal_FOG_2001_response_table.xls
Other documentation : ICMA_Survey_Codes.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_survey_research_data_licensing_agreement.pdf
1996Dataset : Municipal_fog1996_full_data_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : Municipal_FOG_1996_survey_instrument.pdf
Response statistics : Municipal_Form_of_Government_1996_Response_Table.xlsx
Other documentation : ICMA_Survey_Codes.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_survey_research_data_licensing_agreement.pdf
1991Dataset : Municipal_fog1991_full_data_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : Municipal_fog1991_Survey_Instrument.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_Survey_Codes.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_survey_research_data_licensing_agreement.pdf
1986Dataset : Municipal_fog1986_full_data_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : Municipal_fog1986_Survey_Instrument.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_Survey_Codes.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_survey_research_data_licensing_agreement.pdf
1982Dataset : Municipal_fog1981_Full_data_set.xls
Questionnaire / Codebook : Municipal_fog1981_Survey_Instrument.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_Survey_Codes.pdf
Other documentation : ICMA_survey_research_data_licensing_agreement.pdf