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Kaiser Family Foundation/New York Times Survey of Chicago Residents

This Kaiser Family Foundation/New York Times survey explores the attitudes of Chicago residents on the political, economic, and social issues confronting their city. It probes deeply into the views and experiences of Chicago’s Black, White, and Hispanic residents, including issues of crime and policing, race relations, and life in Chicago’s neighborhoods.

The survey paints a portrait of a city where Black, White, and Hispanic residents agree on some things, yet where wide disparities exist in other areas. Residents across racial lines agree that race relations in Chicago are generally bad and that crime is the biggest challenge facing the city, and they share similar views on the relative effectiveness of potential solutions to reduce police-involved shootings. However, the survey finds large disparities by race and geography in residents’ day-to-day experiences, reported quality of life, and evaluations of their neighborhoods.

The survey is part of a polling partnership between The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation.  The poll was designed and analyzed jointly by survey researchers at both organizations. Each organization is solely responsible for the content it publishes based on the survey.  

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The New York Times‘ coverage

In Deeply Divided Chicago, Most Agree: City Is Off Course

For Black Chicagoans, Isolation, Frustration and Worry

Readers Attribute Discontent in Chicago to Leadership and Social Ills

Chicago and Race: Perception, Polling and Reality

A Weekend in Chicago: Where Gunfire Is a Terrifying Norm

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