National Survey Reveals Resident Perceptions of Community Equity and Inclusion
- By Michelle Kobayashi -
A new study by National Research Center at Polco provides a rare and insightful look at equity and inclusion in US communities, according to the residents.
Along almost any definition of “diversity,” the United States has become more and more diverse over the last couple decades. And with it, cities are grappling with questions about equity and inclusion. They are asking themselves if there are systemic biases they may not have been aware of previously. Local governments are looking to understand if residents feel welcome, if diversity is an organizational value, and if community-members think their government is just.
“Community populations continue to evolve to include new and diverse members. So it is essential to support city leaders with the tools and resources necessary to help understand the needs, expectations, and priorities of all residents, businesses, and stakeholders,” said Matt Fulton, Vice President of National Engagement at Polco.