DMACS is the reliable source for timely and relevant public opinion data in a changing Detroit.

We believe Detroiters’ voices should guide public policies and community investments. Using state-of-the-art scientific methods we provide the most representative insights available on issues that matter to Detroit’s future.

Did You Know?

As of Summer 2021, 39% of Detroiters have had a friend or family member die from COVID-19.

(DMACS Wave 13, June 2-July 9, 2021)

More than 1 in 3 Detroiters (34%) who reported between January and March 2021 that they were unlikely to get vaccinated had received at least one dose of the vaccine by early July 2021.

(DMACS Wave 13, June 2-July 9, 2021)

Unvaccinated Detroiters’ most commonly cited reasons for avoiding the COVID-19 vaccine are concerns about the safety of the vaccine (78%), side effects (78%), and effectiveness of the vaccine (73%).

(DMACS Wave 13, June 2-July 9, 2021)

Over half of Detroit residents support requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before engaging in a variety of public activities, including attending large events, flying on an airplane, using public transit, attending school (college or K-12) in person, and working outside the home.

(DMACS Wave 13, June 2-July 9, 2021)

68% of Detroiters say they are “very likely” to share names of people they have been in contact with if they test positive for COVID-19 and are asked to share this information with public officials.

(DMACS Wave 12, January 6-March 5, 2021)

63% of Detroiters say they have a bit or far more debt than is manageable.

(DMACS Wave 13, June 2-July 9, 2021)