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Public Opinion

December 13, 2019, 2pm PST
New survey data shows more Californians are considering leaving the state in response to skyrocketing housing prices.
Public Policy Institute of California
June 9, 2019, 9am PDT
"This particular solution, which has been very controversial in the Legislature, is not very controversial when it comes to the general public."
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2019, 5am PST
The Onion's satirical news skills are put to use in canvassing public opinion about climate change.
The Onion
October 23, 2018, 9am PDT
The public and the "urbanism cognoscenti" do not see eye to eye when it comes to housing policy. A new survey makes the disconnect in opinions on matters of supply, regulations, and affordable housing very clear.
Los Angeles Times
September 15, 2018, 5am PDT
Renewable energy enjoys broad public support—the utility industry is more skeptical.
Vox
March 12, 2018, 1pm PDT
Massachusetts voters are pro-transportation investment, whether by cities or by the state.
The Recorder
November 2, 2015, 12pm PST
Residents of metropolitan Atlanta showed signs of a strengthening economy, a fast growing region, and, perhaps surprisingly, strong support for public transit.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
September 8, 2015, 12pm PDT
Density isn't always a dirty word, apparently—as residents of Utah have voiced their support of more urban typologies to support its expected population growth over the next several decades.
The Salt Lake Tribune
January 16, 2015, 9am PST
One town in Georgia recently conducted a public opinion poll finding that most of its 19,000-plus citizens support reduced speed limits on all city streets.
Decatur Metro
April 14, 2014, 1pm PDT
A recent article on PlannersWeb acts as a kind of playbook for building public support for affordable housing projects.
PlannersWeb
March 7, 2014, 2pm PST
In news that will come as either refreshing or frightening depending on your perspective, the Denver Planning Board recently ignored public opposition and voted to recommend rezoning in the University Park neighborhood.
Denver Post
February 20, 2014, 1pm PST
A recent telephone poll of Portland citizens asked what types of transportation investments they prioritize for the city. The top two responses both include “safe.”
Human Transit
January 27, 2014, 2pm PST
A new survey of the American people from the Pew Research Center ranks the priorities of the public on matters like the deficit, healthcare, and crime. Bringing up the rear of public concern: infrastructure and global warming.
Pew Research Center