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IPPSR Grants Extend Applied Public Policy Research Across Michigan

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Berkey Hall

New research projects exploring teaching, public schools, affordable housing, the health of the Great Lakes and community fiscal health are winners of the Institute for Public Policy and…

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Latest State of the State Survey Indicates Increased Consumer Confidence

Monday, June 18, 2018
Lansing Capitol

Michigan residents have increased confidence in their state’s economy but only tepid toward top elected leaders finds Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey. “Michigan’s consumer confidence…

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Survey Results Show Michigan Voters Undecided on Governor Elections

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Vote here sign

With the 2018 election six months away, Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research released findings from its latest State of the State Survey, or…

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Michiganders Optimistic about Economy, Less Happy with Leaders

Monday, March 5, 2018
Charles Ballard

The latest State of the State Survey (SOSS) reveals that Michiganders are more confident in the economy than they are in elected officials, and they have a positive…

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Michiganders Support Detroit Schools Bailout

Friday, March 18, 2016
Matt Grossman, associate professor of political science, talks about his research on Monday September 14, 2015.

A strong majority of Michigan residents favor state aid to help the fiscally strapped Detroit Public Schools pay off its debts, a new Michigan State University survey says….

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Is Michigan’s Economy Back?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Marquette Park Michigan

Consumer confidence in Michigan is approaching record levels, begging the question: Has the state’s economy recovered? Yes … and no, said Charles Ballard, Michigan State University professor of…

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