Posts Tagged ‘PEW’

Pew Releases New Research Polling on Crime, Nutter

As Philadelphia garners its Number 1 spot on the list of most violent cities in the United States, the Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Research Center went out to figure the public’s opinion about said violence and the mayor (among other things). The big news: We generally like the way Mayor Michael Nutter is dealing. His approval rating in the city is at...

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Philly Jobs by the Numbers

Philly Jobs by the Numbers

Pew sends us these awesome emails from time to time. They feature various statistics from various sources (Center City District, Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, others) and their own research about Philadelphia issues. Here’s a roundup of what some of the latest numbers say: 644,100: Philly’s labor force in July. 574,600: Number of Philadelphians...

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DAILY GRINDER: Santorum Mentions Dan Savage by Name

Rick Santorum is using the Dan Savage Google smear of his name to raise money! Really! From a Santorum camp email: “On last week’s episode, [Bill] Maher hosted hate activist Dan Savage. Instead of focusing on the issues and having an intellectual conversation, they broke into vile attacks against me and other conservatives… Remember this is not the...

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Highlights From Pew’s ‘City Transformed’ Report on 20 Year Racial Changes

Highlights From Pew’s ‘City Transformed’ Report on 20 Year Racial Changes

It’s June! And that means a new Pew Charitable Trusts Research Study! (It doesn’t always mean that. It does this year.) June 2011’s study, titled “A City Transformed: The Racial and Ethnic Changes in Philadelphia Over the Last 20 Years” is all sorts of interesting, looking at 20-year trends in racial and ethnic changes by city-limit zip codes. In short,...

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Who’s Getting Pew’s $7.1 Million?

Over the next three years, Pew Charitable Trusts is handing out $7,168,000 to Greater Philly area (and a DC-based) organizations “that serve some of the region’s most vulnerable adults.” Among the organizations within the announcement, 11 “help adults and youth obtain and keep competitive employment,” 11 “improve behavioral health outcomes for at-risk...

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Philly: Stop and Frisk? OK!

A new Pew research poll finds that a huge majority of Philadelphians support Mayor Michael Nutter’s stop-and-frisk policy. A bigger majority support police, in general. Here’s the initial breakdown of results: •    61 percent of Philadelphians, in total, support stop-and-frisk. •    29 percent disapprove. •    Only 43 percent of those polled...

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PEW Report Says Philly Council Members Serve Longer Than Any Other Major City. Surprised?

PEW Report Says Philly Council Members Serve Longer Than Any Other Major City. Surprised?

A report by the PEW Charitable Trusts compared Philadelphia City Council’s office-holders, um, hold office longer than their counterparts in America’s 14 major cities, including the 10 largest cities in the country. Our guys and gals also get the most time off. [Emphasis mine]: With an average tenure of 15.5 years in office as of the end of 2010, the council...

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