This is the 8th of multiple waves of surveys of parents of Boston Public School students going back to 2021. This one-of-a-kind longitudinal study is funded by the Shah Foundation and conducted by The MassINC Polling Group. Each wave’s questionnaire includes a series of repeat questions as well as new and timely content. The series
68% say they are at least somewhat concerned with their children’s physical safety
A new poll of parents of Boston Public Schools students finds parents remain concerned about their children’s physical safety and emotional well-being while at school. In all, 68% say they are at least somewhat concerned with their children’s physical safety (see chart). Parents of color express greater concern about physical safety than do white parents.
Poll: More than three-quarters of Massachusetts residents support boosting funding for regional bus service
79% of Massachusetts residents support increasing funding for the state’s 15 Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs)
As lawmakers on Beacon Hill dig in on this year’s state budget, 79% of Massachusetts residents support increasing funding for the state’s 15 Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs), which provide local bus and paratransit service beyond the reaches of MBTA bus and subway service. Nearly as many (74%) support using some of the new voter-approved surtax
Two-thirds think surtax proceeds should go into a trust fund.
February 10, 2023 When Massachusetts voters approved a new surtax on income over $1 million last year, it was clear what that money was supposed to go to: transportation and education. But how much should go to each? A new poll from The MassINC Polling Group (topline, crosstabs) finds that just under half of voters
Statewide Poll of Parents Highlights Challenges Massachusetts Faces in Addressing Students’ COVID Recovery Needs
New poll sheds light on parents’ thoughts on the necessary supports and resources to help students recover academically
Seven out of 10 (73%) Massachusetts parents believe their child’s school has enough resources to help students in need, but fewer (56%) parents who see their children as behind grade level say the same. As Massachusetts decision-makers decide how best to tackle students’ unfinished learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll released today by
New MassINC Polling Group Poll finds 59% of voters support future MBTA shutdowns to expedite improvements
October 20, 2022 Voters have a long transportation to-do list for the next governor of Massachusetts. Improving roads, bridges, and public transit is the top priority, but voters also support major expansions like bringing rail service to Western Massachusetts and reimagining the Commuter Rail network. To pay for it all, voters continue to support Question
New MassINC Polling Group Poll finds Massachusetts small businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color see expansion opportunities if capital and space challenges can be overcome
September 22, 2022 A new statewide survey commissioned by Coalition for an Equitable Economy (the Coalition) in partnership with The MassINC Polling Group (MPG) and Mass Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) finds Massachusetts small businesses facing a long road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with about half (53%) reporting revenues remain lower than pre-pandemic. Business
Poll: Massachusetts residents support policies to make transportation cleaner, more equitable, and more affordable.
New MassINC Polling Group Poll finds residents favor both low-income fares and fare-free buses, expanded commuter benefits, EV and e-bike rebates.
Steve Koczela featured in the Boston Globe
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