• [Excerpt] Fewer Connecticut residents are voting, volunteering and donating to charity but more are eating dinner with their families and talking with their neighbors. These are among the findings from the 2016 Connecticut Civic Health Index. The report, conducted by DataHaven with help from others including Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, looks at the level of civic involvement in several categories across the state.… Read More

  • New Haven Residents Feeling Somewhat Safer

    by Anonymous    January 15, 2016

      by APARNA NATHAN AND MARK ABRAHAM New Haven residents feel safer in their neighborhoods than they did three years ago, one of many indicators from recent neighborhood surveys that show rising levels of optimism about the city, its government, and the local job market.… Read More

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  • Connecticut Improves Access to Voting

    by Mark Abraham    January 14, 2016

    The following text is from a press release from Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. Visit the Secretary of the State's website, or http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/lib/sots/releases/2016/1.14.16_RTV_Release.2.pdf, for the full news release.… Read More

  • Expert View: Happiness and Inclusive Growth

    Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Inclusion Hub    December 29, 2015

    [Excerpt] Bhutan pioneered the Gross National Happiness Index. Now a U.S. study has released the nation’s largest neighborhood-level survey of well-being, modeled on a U.K. census. What does it tell us about the links between happiness, financial services and inclusive growth? … Read More

  • Survey finds most residents ‘satisfied’

    The Plainville Citizen    December 7, 2015

    [Excerpt] "A recent DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey that interviewed Connecticut residents on their quality of life, health and happiness included responses from 200 Plainville residents. Results show that, by far, most Plainville residents are happy with where they live.… Read More

  • Connecticut data reveal racial disparities in policing

    by Thomas Zembowicz    December 2, 2015

    In August 2014, the shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown in the black-majority city of Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer on duty quickly captured the entire country’s attention. Residents, long aware of the existing tensions between the community and a police force that no longer represents their racial and ethnic makeup, protested the excessive use of force by police and demanded greater accountability from police departments.… Read More

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