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68% of U.S. execs admit their companies are guilty of greenwashing

BIPOC employees still feel the impacts of racial inequality and better policies may be needed

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Metaverse

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Education and Income, Not Ideology, Drive Concern For Global Refugee Crisis

Refugees around the world need our help, but Americans don't see them all the same way

Views on inequity in the workplace

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Hue x Harris Poll: State of Inequity Report 2022

Anti-union stances can affect brand sentiment, study shows

Invest in neighborhoods to jump-start pandemic recovery

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Redefining Health and Wealth Inequities in Chicago

The MacArthur Foundation and The Harris Poll teamed up to understand how Chicagoans' perspectives on health and wealth inequities have changed at the end of 2021.

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Reframing Public Safety Reform to Find Common Ground

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Reimagining Public Safety in Chicago: 6 Months Later

The Harris Poll and the MacArthur Foundation team up to understand how Chicago residents' perspectives on public safety have changed as 2021 draws to a close.

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The economics of entertainment: More investment in nightlife could help Chicago attract residents and businesses

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Now is the time to address economic inequity

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Addressing Chicago’s Economic Inequity

Chicagoan perceptions provide a window into wealth distribution and economic inequity in the area.

Inside Denny's Decades-Long DEI Journey

20 years later, the 9/11 attacks are still seen as the biggest news event of the last half-century

Americans pick convenience over sustainability on e-commerce

Exclusive: Most Americans favor faster shipping over shopping sustainably

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The Harris Poll: Reimagining Public Safety in Chicago

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Reimagining Chicago’s Public Safety

Chicago residents want to see changes to the laws, systems, and organizations that can reduce gun violence and amend police-resident relations.

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Earth Day Campaigns See Biggest Impact With Younger Consumers

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A State of Inequity: Employees of color feel unsafe, unheard, and undervalued

As companies try to implement diversity and inclusion initiatives, employees of color continue to struggle with systemic challenges while fighting for equitable treatment and access to opportunity.

The Harris Poll: Redefining Health and Wealth Inequities in Chicago

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Americans Agree: It’s time to raise the minimum wage

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The Future of Cities: A suburban state of mind

Though they do not live in the hearts of their cities, suburban residents reveal that America's recovery from the pandemic is still dependent on the well-being of cities.

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The Future of Cities: Exploring the Exurbs

Though they live farther away from city center, exurbanites reveal America's post-pandemic recovery is still dependent on the well-being of large cities.

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The Future of Cities: Transforming Transportation

For those living in America's biggest cities, transportation represents a problem but also a potential solution to environmental concerns.

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The Future of Cities: Phoenix

City living is still popular in Phoenix, but wavering faith in city leadership may signal an uncertain future.

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The Future of Cities: Philadelphia

In the City of Brotherly Love, big city living still holds value.

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Cities are Not Going Away According to Urban Dwellers

The pandemic may have cause a suburban migration, but most urban dwellers are staying put.

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The Future of Cities: Houston

Although satisfied with current local leadership, like those in other major metros, Houston residents still want to see progress in their city.

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The Future of Cities: Los Angeles

The pandemic has given the City of Angels a less than heavenly time, but the future appears promising.

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The Future of Cities: Chicago

The pandemic added to the Windy City's problems, but residents still believe local initiatives can turn things around.

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The Future of Cities: New York City

As far as New Yorkers are concerned, their city is definitely not dead.

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The Future of Cities: The role of local government

A pandemic coupled with new leadership across the country means the fate of urban areas is now a primary concern for lawmakers and residents alike.

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The Future of Cities: Race and city living

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that life in the city differs significantly by race.

Brands Need To Embrace Social Change: Here's Why

Religious nonprofits scramble to get enough donations to match the surge in community needs

STAT-Harris Poll: The share of Americans interested in getting Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible is dropping

The Listening Project: Global Priorities According to Global Citizens

Talking politics at work

Opening Plenary: Meeting the Moment

Coronavirus Has Exposed Global Leadership Crisis, Milken Says

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Sustainable Brands: Harris Poll Socio-Cultural Trends

Americans are Calling on the C-Suite to Take a Stronger Stance on Racial Inequality. Here's Exactly What They Want Execs to Do, According to a Survey of 2,000 People

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Americans to Companies: “Do More For Society”

NFL's Goodell: I "encourage" teams to sign Colin Kaepernick

GLAAD Harris Poll Study Shows Decline in LGBTQ Acceptance Among Millennials

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New Research From NARAL & The Harris Poll Suggests Companies Should Stand Up For Women’s Reproductive Freedom

We Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Not for His Victories but for His Vision

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