The Community Research Institute (CRI) conducts research studies for a variety of local government agencies in Northeast Ohio. Data collection and analysis is provided for strategic planning and public opinion measurement, designed to meet the needs of local agencies in providing services to communities throughout the region. The CRI has the advantage of access to the expertise of the BW faculty as needed for specific project needs. BW students gain valuable experience assisting with data collection, analysis, and report development under the supervision of CRI faculty.

Recent Projects

  • Cuyahoga County community surveys and stakeholder interviews for the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (2019)
  • Cuyahoga County government residents survey (2019)
  • Fairview Park City Schools: Community Perceptions Survey (2018)
  • West Geauga Schools: Community Survey (2016; 2018)
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District: Assessment of Communications and Community Relations Efforts (2016)
  • Cuyahoga County Libraries: Summer Reading Program Assessment (2015)
  • Cuyahoga County Board of Elections: Bilingual Ballot Access Survey (2013)
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library: Resident and Customer Survey (2013)
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District: Customer Service Satisfaction and Awareness Study (2012)
  • Downtown Cleveland Alliance: 'Creative Class' Business Survey (2012)
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Advertising and Rate Change Perception Survey (2011)
  • Downtown Cleveland Alliance: Perceptions of Cleveland as a Business Location Opportunity (Northeast Ohio Survey) (2011)
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library and East Cleveland Public Library: Feasibility Study of Library Inclusion (2010)
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District: Survey of customer awareness of NEORSD public awareness campaign for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (2010)
  • Cuyahoga Heights City Schools: Social Studies curriculum evaluation (2009)
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District: Public awareness issues household survey (2009)
  • Public Interest survey of residents in seven southwest Cuyahoga County suburbs to measure opinions concerning merging fire and EMS services (2005)

Sample reports available upon request.