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.

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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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Philadelphia
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Who’s Leaving Philadelphia—and Why

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Who’s Leaving Philadelphia—and Why

Philadelphia’s population has been growing for more than a decade, fueled by immigrants and by births outnumbering deaths. Yet each year, roughly 60,000 residents leave the city—at least 10,000 more than those who move in from other parts of the region or the country, according to data.

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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.