CityView Polls

In 2021 the Suffolk University Political Research Center began the groundbreaking CityView project, a series of polls on racial justice, policing, and other urban issues in America’s most diverse cities. CityView polls investigate how urban residents feel about the state of race and city life in the 21st century, inform solutions to the conflict between law enforcement and the ongoing police and criminal justice reform movement, and move beyond the buzzwords of “black lives matter” or “defund the police.”

CityView Polls 2022

Poll Documents

Suffolk Article

Dallas Morning News Articles

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 residents of Dallas, Texas was conducted June 6 – to June 9, 2022, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults 18 years of age or older, residing in all 14 city council districts in Dallas. Quota and demographic information – including gender, region, race, and age -- were determined from 2020 US Census and American Community Survey data, as well as Dallas redistricting information. Surveys were administered in English and Spanish. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is +/- 4.4 percentage points. Error margins increase for smaller subgroups in the cross-tabulation document above. All surveys may be subject to other sources of error, including but not limited to coverage error and measurement error.