K-12 Learning Reflects Racial Inequity

A Survey of K-12 Parents in Massachusetts

A few months into the 2020-2021 school year, questions about the success of online, hybrid and in-person school are top of mind for parents, teachers, policymakers and – well, just about everyone. On November 19, The MassINC Polling Group’s Steve Koczela discussed the results of a survey of Massachusetts K-12 parents, exploring student experience across

COVID Impact on the Massachusetts Latino Community

Zoom Recording

Are you confident about Massachusetts school reopening plans? How has the pandemic economically impacted your household? Do you support the Black Lives Matter movement? On Wednesday, August 12th MassINC and the MassINC Polling Group presented the results of a survey of public opinion among Latino residents of Massachusetts. The survey covered a range of policies

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

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

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

State follows voters’ lead on criminal justice

The Topline

The Senate and House sent a sweeping criminal justice reform bill to Governor Charlie Baker’s desk this week. The Governor has not said how he will proceed. Details matter, and there are a lot of them to parse, but the overall thrust of the bill is very much in keeping with what voters have said

Mass. voters strongly back criminal justice reform, new poll says

Residents favor preventive measures over incarceration

MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS STRONGLY support reform of the state’s criminal justice system, including elimination of mandatory minimum sentences and a greater emphasis on rehabilitation and education programs than incarceration, according to a new poll. Two-thirds of residents said prevention programs for youth and job training and education for inmates should be higher priorities in addressing crime

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