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  • 2021 New Haven Parent Connectivity Survey Report

    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.

    Apr. 12, 2022

    All DataHaven Programs, Education

  • American Community Survey Shows Demographic Trends Across Connecticut

    [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. [....]

    Mar. 19, 2022

    All DataHaven Programs, Demographics

  • Connecticut Makes Remote Work Permanent for State Employees, Bruising Hartford’s Economy

    [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.

    Mar. 17, 2022

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Economy

  • Data demonstrates how pandemic exacerbated New Haven’s wealth disparities

    [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. 

    Feb. 24, 2022

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

  • 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.

    Feb. 17, 2022

    All DataHaven Programs, Community Wellbeing Survey, Demographics, Economy, Health, Housing, Public Safety

  • Survey results quantify how each Connecticut town experienced the pandemic throughout 2021

    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.

    Feb. 12, 2022

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

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