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Detroit Metro Area Communities Study

The Detroit Metro Area Communities Study is a University of Michigan initiative designed to regularly survey a broad, representative group of Detroit residents about their communities, including their experiences, perceptions, priorities, and aspirations.
DMACS is the reliable source for timely and relevant public opinion data in a changing Detroit.

Surveys uncover residents’ thoughts on priorities for change in the metro area, the impact of recent investments in downtown and midtown Detroit on different populations, transportation and mobility, public safety, police-community relations and more.

We believe Detroiters’ voices should guide public policies and community investments. Poverty Solutions works with DMACS to use state-of-the-art scientific methods to provide the most representative insights available on issues that matter to Detroit’s economic mobility.


Learn more about Detroiters’ views on policing and crime, based on a DMACS survey from summer 2021.

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