Other Views: Give Oregonians a Future to Look Forward to

Published on March 20, 2021

Urban Oregonians are nearly twice as likely than rural residents to say Oregon is headed in the right direction (41% vs. 22%), according to a recent survey by the Oregon Values and Belief Center. That’s a difference that should grab headlines, seize our attention and steer our policy. We need a statewide vision that inspires urban and rural Oregonians alike to see a better future for themselves, their community and the state as a whole.

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Guest Column: Oregon Partisan Politics at Play

Published on March 23, 2021

Depending on one’s point of view, each side is standing up for democracy and their constituents, or is being self-righteous and obstreperous, and only 33% of us feel we can come together next year as Oregonians — urban and rural, Republican and Democrat, whites and communities of color — to make progress addressing these challenges and resetting Oregon.

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Nearly Half of Oregonians Pessimistic About State’s Future

Published on March 17, 2021

A new survey shows more of the state’s residents say it’s heading in the wrong direction.

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It’s Time to Give Voice to the Values that Unite Us

Published on March 9, 2021

Oregon Values & Voices project will pair unbiased research with independent reporting to inform Oregonians working to build stronger communities across the entire state.

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Poll results: COVID’s educational divide

Published on December 21, 2020

As health officials distribute a long-awaited vaccine for COVID-19 in Oregon, a statewide survey shows that Oregonians’ opinions on the vaccine split on familiar geographic and political fault lines. However, the same research shows something that may be less expected: an education divide.

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Survey: Not all Oregonians plan to take COVID-19 vaccine

Published on December 16, 2020

A new poll shows that a majority of Oregonians are willing to roll up their sleeves and get the shots preventing the novel coronavirus, but enthusiasm varies by demographic — and by how much it costs.

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Column: Oregon’s challenges for 2021 are clear. But so is the path to meeting them.

Published on November 13, 2020

Although the divisive 2020 election may be over and there are just a few weeks left in a year of unprecedented challenges, don’t think it is going to necessarily be smooth sailing for Oregon in 2021.

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