Publications


One Crisis Away

One Crisis Away: Rethinking Housing Stability for Arizonans on the Margin

COVID-19 has disrupted almost every facet of American life, but the pandemic’s economic impact has been especially challenging for some of Arizona’s renters.

Prior to COVID-19, approximately one in seven Arizonans lived in poverty, which is defined as earning less than $13,000 a year for a single adult and less than $22,000 a year for a three-person family.


COVID-19 Poll

2020: The COVID-19 Poll

The ASU Morrison Institute-Arizona Republic COVID-19 Poll is a census-balanced poll of Arizonans, regardless of their voter registration status. Morrison Institute fielded this poll in order to elevate the perspectives of all Arizonans to inform policy discourse and decision making.

The Morrison Institute analysis is available below.


Arizona Community Foundation

Services that Help Reduce or Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

This brief, prepared as part of Morrison Institute for Public Policy's Spotlight on Arizona’s Kids project, outlines evidence-based services that help reduce or prevent child abuse and neglect, including home visiting, parent education, domestic violence services, and substance abuse treatment.


Gila River flowing at Winkelman Flats, Arizona

Lessons from the Past: What Changes to Arizona’s Adjudication and Surface Water Statutes Will Survive Constitutional Review?

In 1995, the Arizona Legislature amended the state's adjudication statutes and other statutes that underlie surface water rights in Arizona. Those amendments led to five years of legal challenges that all but derailed the adjudication proceedings. In the end, the state Supreme Court ruled that most of the amendments were unconstitutional.


Firearms Report

Firearm Deaths in Arizona, 2015-2017

The purpose of this report is to provide descriptive statistics about firearm deaths in Arizona from 2015 to 2017. Morrison Institute for Public Policy partnered with the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety (CVPCS) to compile, analyze and report on all firearm deaths in a three-year period.


Hispanics AZ Now

Arizonans Speak: Hispanic Arizona Now

Nine-hundred and seventy-five Arizonans, registered and non-registered voters, were polled on subjects that matter to them most. Hispanic and rural residents were oversampled to gain greater understanding of the needs of Arizona.

The following is a summary of the differences by Hispanic and non-Hispanic respondents.


Arizonans Speak

Arizonans Speak

Arizonans Speak 2019 is a census-balanced poll of Arizonans, regardless of their voter registration status. Morrison Institute fielded this poll in order to elevate the perspectives of all Arizonans to inform policy discourse and decision making.


Spotlight on Arizona's Kids

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Resources in Arizona

Morrison Institute’s gap analysis looks at communities and their ranking on risk factors and available services to provide information to decision-makers, community organizations, and funders about the strengths and unaddressed need across communities in Arizona.


Urban-Rural Relationship

Revisiting the Urban-Rural Relationship

Did you know that it took a U.S. Supreme Court decision to end rural domination in the Arizona Senate and fundamentally change the locus of power in the state?


CAP report

The Elusive Concept of an Assured Water Supply

The Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute present: A Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District Report

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