About the Unification Poll

In September 2012, opinion-research firm Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates conducted a telephone survey of 700 Missouri voters (200 in St. Louis City, 200 in St. Louis County, and 300 throughout the rest of the state) on behalf of Missouri Council for a Better Economy.

Respondents were presented with two potential scenarios for the unification of St. Louis City and St. Louis County. The scenarios are Full Unification (the boundaries of St. Louis County are extended to include St. Louis City, and many government departments and functions are consolidated) or New Municipality/”Re-Entry” (St. Louis City would become the 92nd municipality of St. Louis County, with municipal control of police and fire departments, as well as local land-use zoning, maintained).