CityView Polls

In 2021 the Suffolk University Political Research Center and our national poll partner USA TODAY 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 2021

Poll Documents

Suffolk University Article

USA TODAY Article:

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 residents of Louisville was conducted November 10 through November 15, 2021, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults 18 years of age or older, residing in all 26 districts in the Louisville Metro area. Quota and demographic information -- including region, race, and age -- were determined from decennial census and American Community Survey data. 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.

Poll Documents

Suffolk University Article

USA TODAY Article:

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 residents of Oklahoma City was conducted November 10 through November 15, 2021, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults 18 years of age or older, residing in all eight wards in Oklahoma City. Quota and demographic information -- including region, race, and age -- were determined from decennial census and American Community Survey data. 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.

Poll Documents

Suffolk University Article

USA TODAY Article:

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 residents of the City of Los Angeles was conducted September 28 through October 1, 2021, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults 18 years of age or older, residing in all 15 city council districts in the city of Los Angeles. Quota and demographic information -- including region, race, and age -- were determined from census and American Community Survey data. 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.

Poll Documents

Suffolk Article

USA TODAY Article:

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 Detroit residents was conducted July 13 through July 17, 2021, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults 18 years of age or older, residing in all seven city council districts in the city of Detroit. Quota and demographic information -- including region, race, and age -- were determined from census and American Community Survey data. 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.

Poll Documents

Suffolk University Article:

USA TODAY Article:

David Paleologos' Analysis:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article:

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 Milwaukee residents was conducted June 3 through June 6, 2021, and is based on live telephone interviews of adults 18 years of age or older, residing in all 15 aldermanic districts in the city of Milwaukee. Quota and demographic information -- including region, race, and age -- were determined from census and American Community Survey data. Aldermanic districts were grouped into three general regions. 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.