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  • Dependence on smartphones may challenge Connecticut job seekers

    Note: This article, by DataHaven intern Emma Zehner, originally appeared in the New Haven Register. You may view it there at

    Jul. 20, 2016

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Economy

  • Report underscores sentiment of many struggling workers

    Excerpt, from Stamford Advocate, "Report underscores sentiment of many struggling workers," by Alexander Soule, Sunday, May 8, 2016:    "It was a remarkable commentary on the state of the typical Connecticut resident’s mind when fully half of some 16,000 people statewide indicated last year their odds of finding suitable employment here were only fair at best."  

    May. 8, 2016

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Economy

  • New Data Shows New Haven's Promise

    BY APARNA NATHAN In January, the City of New Haven submitted its second application for a federal “Promise Zone” designation, one year after its original application was selected as a finalist but not advanced to be one of the six designated zones that year.

    Apr. 20, 2016

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Civic Vitality, Economy, Health, Public Safety

  • Urban Connecticut's structural strain

    BY ARI ANISFELD Urban centers are the engines of Connecticut's economy. They are job-centers, entertainment-providers, and home to 18 percent of Connecticut's population. But they also face the largest gaps when it comes to paying the bill. In 2015, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Public Policy Center analyzed the fiscal affairs of every Connecticut town and found wide disparities. 

    Apr. 15, 2016

    Economy, Education, Housing

  • Survey: Poverty Effects In Connecticut Are Far-Reaching

    Note: This story appeared on the front page of the Hartford Courant on Sunday, March 27.  The online version contains an interactive data visualization allowing readers to explore survey data by Connecticut town, age, gender, household income, and other factors.

    Mar. 27, 2016

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Economy

  • Senator Murphy hears transit complaints

    [Excerpt] NORWALK -- Host to tens of millions of commuters each year, Interstate 95 has "about double" the amount of traffic it was designed for, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Sunday during a town hall discussion about the snarled enigma that is Connecticut's public transportation system.

    Feb. 28, 2016