Many Voices, One Valley 2012

Many Voices One Valley
Many Voices One Valley 2012, is the second quinquennial update of a survey conducted by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in partnership with the Dyson Foundation. It updates similar surveys conducted in 2007and 2002. In this study, 4,433 residents living in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster Counties were interviewed during February and March 2012. The results provide a road map to residents’ perceptions of the region and expectations for the future. You can visit the Many Voices, One Valley 2012 website here.

There are three reports which detail many of the findings from the current survey as well as comparisons over the past decade. The first report, Many Voices One Valley 2012, focuses on people's perceptions of living and working in the Mid-Hudson Valley and discusses their priorities for the future. Making Ends Meet is the second report, which presents residents' attitudes toward the region's affordability and other financial factors which affect their lives. Finally, Health Matters discusses people's thoughts about the quality of health care in their community and addresses the factors that influence the ability of people to afford and access health care.

For county comparisons, demographic information, and complete survey findings and reports, visit

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