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 2023

Poll Documents

Los Angeles Times News Articles

Statement of Methodology

This survey of 500 residents of the City of Los Angeles was conducted March 9 through March 13, 2022, 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. Suffolk University students Ava Cabana, Maria-Angelica Patsaouras, and James Byrne all contributed questions for this survey.