New survey finds that access to technology, language barriers and economic status remain obstacles to pursuing a post-secondary degree during COVID-19.
How much learning was lost?
On Wednesday, July 1, MassINC and The MassINC Polling Group held a Zoom forum exploring the results of a landmark survey of Massachusetts K-12 parents. The poll focused on parents’ experiences with remote learning during COVID-19. Event Recording Key Findings According to the findings, Massachusetts’ K-12 parents experienced very different engagement levels from schools and
Making rent and paying the mortgage
How can we avoid another housing crisis?
The first of the summer series, How do We Avoid Another Foreclosure Crisis?, took stock of how Massachusetts residents are covering their rent with data from a statewide survey of renters and homeowners.
MassINC Polling Group Climate Research Launch Event Recap
Getting to net zero in Massachusetts: Energy Secretary Theoharides reacts to new MPG polling on climate
As Governor Baker and the State Senate set their sights on net zero carbon emissions by 2050, policymakers, environmental advocates, and business leaders gathered for the release of The MassINC Polling Group’s latest wave of research on climate change. The research, like previous waves in 2011 and 2014, was made possible by the Barr Foundation, with
New polling finds voters in largest Northeast, Mid-Atlantic states are open to policy to reduce transportation emissions
Two-thirds of voters across seven states support charging fuel distributors for air pollution and investing the proceeds in better and cleaner transportation
A new set of polls of registered voters across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic finds broad support for a multi-state policy to cap carbon pollution from transportation and invest in transportation improvements. That policy is currently being developed by the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), a collaboration between 12 states and the
Kennedy v. Markey is no Pressley v. Capuano
On Saturday, Representative Joe Kennedy formally announced his campaign to challenge Senator Ed Markey in the Democratic primary. Rumors of a Kennedy run have been swirling since earlier this summer, and with them comparisons to Ayanna Pressley’s successful primary bid against Mike Capuano. While both Pressley and Kennedy represent a generational shift, the similarities end
The Topline: Wait Wait, Don’t Primary Me
2018 saw the most contested Democratic primaries for the House in decades; will 2020 top it?
It used to be both polite and practical to wait your turn to run for Congress in Massachusetts. Party leaders and insiders frowned on impertinence, and the very occasional primary challenges that happened were rarely successful. That era is ending. We’ve seen two longtime incumbents unseated in the last few cycles, and the 2020 congressional
Steve Koczela testifies before the Joint Committee on Revenue
On Regional Ballot Initiatives for Transportation
On June 18, 2019, The MassINC Polling Group’s President Steve Koczela testified before the Massachusetts State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Revenue about polling and focus groups MPG has conducted on regional ballot initiatives for transportation. Thank you to the chairs and members. I am here to discuss public opinion on S1694/H2653 on regional ballot initiatives
Poll: Massachusetts voters feeling strain from transportation challenges, support policy changes including new funding
Half of those with commutes over 45 minutes say they’ve recently considered changing jobs; 30% have considered leaving their area altogether
Full report and topline (PDF) Crosstabs (PDF) Massachusetts voters, especially those who commute to work, are paying emotional and economic tolls as they negotiate the state’s crowded and strained roads and public transit systems. A new statewide registered voter survey from The MassINC Polling Group finds voters feel urgency toward action, including raising new funds
Seth Moulton and the Shifting Sands of Polls
Polling is a snapshot of time; when times change, polls are a time capsule of the way it used to be. Perhaps no one better exemplifies the shifting sands of polls right now than Seth Moulton, who has led the apparently unsuccessful charge to block Nancy Pelosi from returning as Speaker of the House. The