Winter 2016 – Racism and Segregation

This year, ideastream is partnering with the Baldwin Wallace University Community Research Institute (“CRI”) to augment the ideastream quarterly Listening Project surveys. The CRI will field four surveys using Listening Project themes and questions. The CRI’s surveys will be conducted among a representative sampling of 500+ respondents from the Northeast Ohio region, spread across demographics such as age, geography, race and annual household income. This report is the first to include the results of the ideastream survey and the CRI survey.

For the fiscal quarter January 1 – March 31, 2016, ideastream focused its Listening Project survey on racism and segregation. In the past couple of years, the rise in tensions between police and minority communities, as well as growing sentiments of disenfranchisement within those communities, has brought greater awareness to the disparities faced by people living in different parts of Northeast Ohio. As a result, racism and segregation has become one of the top six community challenges brought up by residents in the 2015 Listening Project survey.

The ideastream survey was completed by 215 anonymous respondents who answered 10 questions. For the majority of the questions, respondents selected an answer from a series of multiple-choice options and provided additional thoughts in a comments section.

The CRI survey was completed by 530 registered voters in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties using online panel data with quotas in place for gender and age. The CRI survey included 5 of the 10 questions included in the ideastream survey.


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