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Philadelphia Research and Policy Initiative

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Where do Philadelphia residents stand on major issues facing the city? How do they rate elected leaders? Is the city heading in the right or wrong direction? The Philadelphia research and policy initiative conducts regular surveys to help answer such questions, using reputable nonpartisan pollsters who adhere to high standards of opinion research.

How Black Philadelphians View Their City
How Black Philadelphians View Their City
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How Black Philadelphians View Their City

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In the wake of the events of 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing demands for racial justice, Pew decided to re-examine its citywide polling results with an emphasis on documenting and analyzing the attitudes of Black Philadelphians, who make up 40% of the city’s population

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COVID-19 and Philadelphians' Physical and Financial Well-Being

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Polling by The Pew Charitable Trusts, conducted from July 27 through Aug. 24, finds that 58% of Philadelphians know someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and 24% know someone who has died from it.

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Philadelphians Say People Bring Opioid Dependence on Themselves

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The broad consensus among clinicians and researchers is that people with problematic opioid use generally suffer from a complex, chronic brain condition known as opioid use disorder (OUD). Many Philadelphians, however, don’t see it that way.