Research for Governmental Departments and Agencies


Government agencies and departments often use marketing research firms to assist them in designing and conducting research on topics of critical relevance to the health and welfare of people within their jurisdictions. Many funding sources, including federal and state agencies as well as private foundations, require that studies be done periodically to assess people’s needs, identify service gaps and barriers to access, measure satisfaction with existing services, and track progress toward key goals. Examples of large-scale, on-going studies sponsored by many states and federal agencies include:


  • School success
  • Smoking
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Mental health
  • Crime and victimization
  • Housing availability
  • Public attitudes toward and satisfaction with government services


Market Street Research has extensive experience in working with government and quasi-governmental organizations at all levels-local/municipal, state, and federal. We understand the constraints agencies face in balancing the need for top-quality evaluation and assessment of health and human service programs with the need to devote as much funding as possible to direct services, particularly in an era of declining budgets and economic stress.


We have designed and conducted studies for agencies dealing with:


  • Public education
  • Public health and health prevention
  • Social policy
  • Support services, including public welfare
  • Energy use and conservation
  • Agriculture and land preservation
  • Mental health
  • Physical and developmental disabilities
  • County governance
  • Business and economic development
  • Town services and local politics
  • Crime and corrections
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Literacy
  • Domestic violence
  • Public housing and alternatives for low-income families
  • Homelessness
  • Race, ethnicity, and culture


We are familiar with state and federal bidding, RFQ, and RFP requirements and systems and can work with you to provide your staff or your funding sources with the specific documentation they require, in the correct format, and on-time and within budget. We offer a tremendous degree of customer service and flexibility, so you can manage your research agenda without micro-managing Market Street as a vendor. Many of the state agencies we work with have maintained relationships with Market Street for many years, using our services for both one-time and on-going studies.


Click here to view a list of Market Street’s government clients.


Click here to read studies conducted by Market Street for state agencies on topics such as smoking, fetal alcohol syndrome, and child sexual abuse.


Please contact us to discuss how Market Street Research can help you achieve your department or agency’s goals.


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