DataHaven was commissioned by the City of New Haven to analyze a survey, distributed by the New Haven Public Schools, of nearly 500 New Haven Public School families during the pandemic. Respondents were randomly-selected for follow-up telephone interviews for a more in-depth conversation about their internet connectivity needs. Overall, 73% of respondents said their student often had trouble accessing online learning due to internet connectivity issues. 77% said connectivity issues were negatively impacting achievement in school.
April 12, 2022
[Excerpt from evening news broadcast by Jane Caffrey, March 18, 2022] The data from the U.S. Census Bureau ultimately helps policymakers evaluate where to allocate funds to best serve people living in Connecticut A survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday provides data on the demographics of communities across Connecticut. The American Community Survey includes data from a five-year period, from 2016 to 2020. [....]
March 19, 2022
[Excerpt from feature article by Jimmy Vielkind, March 17, 2022] As it tries to bounce back from the economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford won’t be getting help from one of one of its biggest employers: the state government itself. Connecticut recently agreed to permanently allow most of its employees to telecommute as many as four days a week, in contrast with many state and local governments that are trying to set an example for private employers by pushing employees to return to offices in downtown cores.
March 17, 2022
[Excerpt of feature article by Sophie Bograd and Sylvan Lebrun, February 23, 2022] More than four in 10 New Haven residents lost their job, used emergency food services or suffered financially during the pandemic.
February 24, 2022
Connecticut’s richest residents got richer while poorest residents got poorer during pandemic, survey finds
[Excerpt from front-page feature by Alex Putterman, February 13, 2022] The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for Connecticut residents in the state’s poorest cities, a large statewide survey has found. While 19% of Connecticut adults say they are worse off financially than they were two years ago, according to the survey, that number was 31% in Hartford, 29% in Bridgeport, 20% in New Haven and 28% in Waterbury.
February 17, 2022
PRESS RELEASE - February 13, 2022 Since February 2020, nearly a quarter of Connecticut households had a member lose a job, but about one-third of households in Bridgeport, Stamford, and Waterbury faced that outcome. But even in towns like Milford and Greenwich, about one in seven households were affected by job loss.
February 12, 2022