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Refugees walking

Resettling Refugees, Michigan's Budget and the Next Election

Michigan isn't immune from world events. A new IPPSR Podcast.


Ukraine, Bread, Gasoline, Inflation

New State of the State Survey results show Michigan has soured on the economy, the outlook for the future and President Joe Biden.

How Deeply We Care About Our Children's Education

Natalie Harmon — February 11, 2022

New IPPSR survey results illuminates our views on schools' response to pandemic and the quality of our children's education.

What We Think About Michigan's New Redistricting Process

Nick Pigeon — February 11, 2022

Michigan's new redistricting process is important, and may be better way to draw new voting maps than in the past -- new State of the State Survey results.

Michigan Capitol

Taxes! Taxes! Fundraising! Spending?

Mid-Term elections full steam ahead. Tax cut talk and passionate plea for COVID-19 vaccines to save lives. IPPSR Podcasters predictions on the #IPPSRPodcast.

What Makes a State Legislature Popular?

Nick Pigeon — December 17, 2021

And are we fond -- or not so fond -- of our Michigan Legislature?

MSU Electric Autonomous Bus

Mid-Term Election, Abortion Question, Self-Driving Transportation

IPPSR State of the State podcasters look to 2022 and prospects for mid-term elections, U.S. Supreme Court decisions and autonomous transportation on the MSU campus.

The Spread of Misinformation

Michigan’s response to Critical Race Theory. New results from the State of the State Survey.

Proposed Michigan redistricting map

Looking Ahead: Inflation, Elections, Redistricting

State of the State podcasters explore the dimensions of current inflation, midterm elections to come and Michigan redistricting now underway.

Solar Power and Pollinator Habitat on Agriculture Land

Sharlissa Moore — October 22, 2021

Stakeholder perspectives, pollinator habitat and trade-offs: research from a unique project-based capstone class.

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