|Title||Opinion Research in the Great Lakes: A Review and Analysis of Research in the Past 25 Years|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Benka V, Kingsmore L, Rabe B|
|Institution||Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy|
|City||University of Michigan|
This literature review identifies and analyzes 69 reports and journal articles that contain original public opinion research. It is divided into five sections. The first, “Literature review Methodology,” explains how the public opinion surveys were obtained. “Research and Publication Details,” the second section, provides contextual information about the public opinion research included in the review: source and dates of publications, research funding sources, and research objectives. This section also includes a brief description of the methodology used in longitudinal studies in Great Lakes public opinion. The third section, “Research Content,” analyzes the content of public opinion surveys. The fourth section, “Areas for Further Research,” discusses additional sources that must be evaluated to ensure a comprehensive review of this topic. The fifth and final "Discussion” section provides additional analysis of the studies in the review, addresses gaps in research to date, and suggests areas ripe for further inquiry.