Many Voices, One Valley 2002


Many Voices, One Valley 2002 was a project of the Dyson Foundation and the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. A Dyson Foundation Many Voices One Valley 2002total of 3,882 residents in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties were polled, as were an additional 245 community leaders in those counties. It was the most comprehensive survey done of the region at that time. The Dyson Foundation commissioned this survey to begin a dialogue on the issues that need to be addressed in both the short- and long-term. The information provided by the survey was intended to be a resource for the public and community leaders.

Two surveys were conducted. The first interviewed 3,882 residents in the above six Mid-Hudson Valley counties by telephone during the fall of 2001. A second companion survey was conducted with 245 community leaders within the same six counties, also during the fall of 2001. This scientifically selected sample of community leaders included government and elected officials, heads of major institutions, prominent members of the media, and business executives.

PDF documents of the survey can be downloaded below:

Full Report
This is the full 174-page report. (591k)

Executive Summary
This is a summary of the full report. (72k)

A Profile of Families in the Hudson Valley
A summary of the findings in relation to children's issues and families. (72k)

Diverse Viewpoints? Race & Ethnicity in the Hudson Valley
A summary of the findings in relation to issues of race and ethnicity. (65k)

Columbia County
A summary of the findings from Columbia County residents and leaders. (68k)

Dutchess County
A summary of the findings from Dutchess County residents and leaders. (68k)

Greene County
A summary of the findings from Greene County residents and leaders. (68k)

Orange County
A summary of the findings from Orange County residents and leaders. (68k)

Putnam County
A summary of the findings from Putnam County residents and leaders. (73k)

Ulster County
A summary of the findings from Ulster County residents and leaders. (71k)

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