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Publications from 2021

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2020 Census Reflects Lagging U.S. Population Growth, Kenneth M. Johnson

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2020 New Hampshire Civic Health Index, Quixada Moore-Vissing and Bruce L. Mallory

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7.6 Million Fewer Births and Still Counting, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Approval of Biden's Overall Job Performance, Handling of COVID-19, Largely Unchanged in NH 5/21/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Approval of Sununu's COVID-19 Handling Rebounds in NH; Large Majority Support Marijuana Legalization 5/25/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Assessing the Impacts of COVID-19 on Plastic Consumption and Recycling Behavior on College Campuses, McKenna Leigh Wells

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"BackPack" Food Programs Linked to Higher Test Scores for School Children, Michael Kurtz, Karen S. Conway, and Robert D. Mohr

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Biden Begins Presidency With "Honeymoon" in NH, Mandate to Work With GOP & Deliver Stimulus Checks 1/26/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Bipartisan Approval of Sununu; NH Headed in Right Direction 1/27/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Bipartisan Support for Scott; Most Vermonters Expect Lengthy Economic Recovery 4/27/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Bringing Solar Energy to Low- and Moderate-Income Communities, Eric Hangen, Rebecca Regan, and Sarah Boege

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Can Nurses Predict Transitions of Care in Assisted Living?, Emma M. Blair

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Changes in the employment status of people with and without disabilities in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew J. Houtenville, Shreya Paul, and Debra L. Brucker

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Classroom Ventilation Methods to Prevent Particle Transfer, Hunter Bowen Cini

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COVID-19: A Syndemic Requiring an Integrated Approach for Marginalized Populations, Rosemary M. Caron and Amanda Rodrigues Amorim Adegboye

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Covid-19 Rights & Responsibilities: Judicial & Legislative Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Derek Kauffman

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COVID-19’s Impact on Human Trafficking: The Invisible Industry in New Hampshire, Brittany Dunkle

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COVID-19’s Impact on the United States Labor Market, Sean Patrick Orr

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COVID-19: What We Learned - Staffing & People Resources, Eileen Keefe, Carol Majewski, and Kim Aiello

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COVID-19: What We Learned - Staffing & People Resources, Eileen Keefe, Carol Majewski, Kim Aiello, and Mark Bonica

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Deaths Exceeded Births in a Record Number of States in 2020, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Delta Variant Has Little Effect on COVID Vaccination in NH; Majority Support Allowing Employer Vaccine Mandates 8/25/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Designing and Conducting a Community-Based Civic Health Index: A Primer for Local Leaders, Quixada Moore-Vissing and Bruce L. Mallory

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Developing a Forward-Looking Strategy for the Music Industry, Matthew G. Paolucci

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Elite Cues and the Rapid Decline of Trust in Science Agencies on COVID-19, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Thomas G. Safford

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Factors Affecting Purchase of Locally Grown Produce: A Case Study of New Hampshire Markets, Jordan Strater

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Follow the Scientists? How Beliefs about the Practice of Science Shaped COVID-19 Views, Thomas G. Safford, Emily H. Whitmore, and Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Four-in-Five Adults Are Vaccinated or Intend to Get a Vaccine, Sarah Boege

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Going Viral?: Discouraging the Premature Use of Civil Liability Strategies as a Response to COVID-19, Michelle L. Richards

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Granite Staters Divided on Employer Vaccine Mandate; Nearly All Unvaccinated Will Leave Job if Shot Required 9/21/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Granite Staters Feel Less Safe Than Before 9/11 But More Concerned With Other Calamities Than Foreign Terrorism 9/22/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Granite Staters Increasingly Comfortable in Public; Majority Support Vaccine Mandate in Colleges & High Schools 5/19/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Granite Staters More Likely to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19, Confidence in Vaccine Increases 2/1/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Half of New Hampshire Residents Buy Local Farm Food at Least a Few Times a Month, But Engagement Varies by County, Jessica A. Carson, Analena Bruce, and Isaac Leslie

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Home Isn't Where the Office Is: Black Professionals Discuss Challenges of Working Remotely, John Jones and Jordan Hensley

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Improving Staff Communication for Small Non-Profits: Girls' Empowerment Program Case Study, Elizabeth Schwaner

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Income Inequality and Workplace Mobility During the COVID-19 Pandemic, John Washburn

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Inequities in Job Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Year Later, Rogelio Saenz, Corey Sparks, and Asiya Validova

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Israel’s SIGINT Oversight Ecosystem: COVID-19 Secret Location Tracking as a Test Case, Amir Cahane

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Member Perceptions of an Online Community-Based Program for Adults with Brain Injury, Krysten Elizabeth Walker

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Modest Population Gains, but Growing Diversity in New Hampshire with Children in the Vanguard, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Nearly Half of Granite State Seniors Say They Have Received at Least One Vaccine Dose, Minimal Side Effects Reported 2/26/2021, UNH Survey Center

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New Census Data Reveal Modest Population Growth in New Hampshire Over the Past Decade, Kenneth M. Johnson

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New Census Reflects Growing U.S. Population Diversity, with Children in the Forefront, Kenneth M. Johnson

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NH Political Roundup: Sununu Job Approval Stays High, Enthusiasm for First in the Nation Primary Waning 2/24/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Nurses’ Perceptions of Caring for Patients in the Prone Position, Brianna Jean Judkins

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One or Two-Dose Vaccine? Most in NH Will Take Either 3/25/2021, UNH Survey Center

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One-Quarter of NH Residents & Nearly Half of Trump Voters Still Unlikely to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine 6/25/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Predicting College Enrollment During A Global Crisis, Jake Colin Hewins

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Preventing violence among adolescents: The many roles of school personnel, Andrew Rizzo

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Return to Normalcy in NH: Economic Optimism, Less COVID-19 Stress & Mask Usage Drops 6/24/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Scaling Equitable Solar Finance, Eric Hangen, Rebecca Regan, and Sarah Boege

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Share of Childless Adults Eligible for EITC Triples Under American Rescue Plan, Jessica A. Carson

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Sununu Approval Slips, COVID Drops as Most Important Problem in NH 7/26/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Sununu Remains Popular After Lifting Mask Mandate 4/22/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Sununu's Handling of COVID-19 & Overall Job Performance Ratings Continue to Slide 9/23/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Sununu Still Popular; Granite Staters Oppose Critical Race Theory Ban, Divided on 24-Week Abortion Ban 6/23/2021, UNH Survey Center

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The Neurological/Neuropsychiatric Outcomes of COVID-19, Nicolette Barber

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The Slow Dawn of Climate-Change Awareness, and Its Challenge for a Sustainable Planet, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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The Worst Is Behind Us: News Media Choice and False Optimism in the Summer of 2020, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Thomas G. Safford

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Use of a Simplified Protocol for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Adult Ambulatory Surgical Patients, Roger Horne

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Vaccinated NH Residents Increasing, Those Resistant Not Likely to Get Vaccinated 5/20/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Vaccination Rate Jumps Among Granite Staters But Remaining Holdouts Unyielding 4/23/2021, UNH Survey Center

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Weather Effects on Stock Market Returns in the United States, Maria Virginia Chandra

Publications from 2020

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Affordability Challenges Drive Food Insufficiency in the Pandemic, Jessica A. Carson and Sarah Boege

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An Older Population Increases Estimated COVID-19 Death Rates in Rural America, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Anxiety & COVID-19 Stress Fall in NH but Depression on the Rise; Stark Partisan Differences in Reactions to Pandemic 12/11/2020, UNH Survey Center

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A Quality Improvement Initiative to Manage Shingrix Vaccine Inventory in Ambulatory Clinics, Tracy Colburn

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Are New Hampshire’s Winters Warming? Yes, But Fewer Than Half of State Residents Recognize the Trend, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Elizabeth Burakowski

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Behavioral Finance of Impact Investing: The Case of Donor-Advised Funds, Eric Hangen, Michael E. Swack, and Jordan Hensley

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Biden's Victory Due to Increased Support Along the Entire Rural-Urban Continuum, Kenneth M. Johnson and Dante Scala

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Bipartisan Support for Absentee Voting Option in NH; Belief in Widespread Voter Fraud in NH Falls 9/8/2020, UNH Survey Center

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CDFIs Can Make the SBA PPP Loan Program Work for Smaller, Minority-Owned, and Women-Owned, Small Businesses, Eric Hangen and Michael E. Swack

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Chris Sloan, COO, Capital Medical Center, Chris Sloan and Mark J. Bonica

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Concern Over Contracting COVID-19 Increases Slightly in NH; Trust in Science Agencies Declines 9/8/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Conservative Media Consumers Less Likely to Wear Masks and Less Worried About COVID-19, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Thomas G. Safford

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COVID-19 Didn't Create a Child Care Crisis, But Hastened and Inflamed It, Jessica A. Carson and Marybeth J. Mattingly

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COVID-19 Hits Consumer Confidence in NH 5/26/2020, UNH Survey Center

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COVID-19 Response: Bipartisan Approval of Sununu's Handling, Majority Disapprove of Trump's 3/27/2020, UNH Survey Center

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COVID-19 Safety Training for Outdoor Volunteers, Malin Clyde

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COVID-19 Stress Continues to Decline Among NH Residents 6/15/2020, UNH Survey Center

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COVID-19 Stress Falls Among Granite Staters But Pandemic Weighs Heavily on Mental Health of Young People 5/18/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Deaths Exceeded Births in Nearly Half of U.S. Counties Last Year, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Despite Increased Testing Capacity in NH, Demand for Tests Wanes Among Granite Staters 6/10/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Distribution of New Hampshire’s Older Population Complicates Health Care Delivery During Coronavirus Epidemic, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Economic Optimism Ticks Upward Among NH Republicans; Democrats Remain Downbeat 8/7/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Election Topics: Most Plan to Vote In-Person in NH, Want RBG Replacement After Election 10/2/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Employment Income Drops in More Low-Income Than High-Income Households in All States, Michael P. Ettlinger and Jordan Hensley

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Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Eligibility by New Hampshire State Legislative District, Sarah Boege and Jessica A. Carson

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Granite Staters Approve of Sununu's Handling of Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order 4/22/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Granite Staters Continue to Prioritize Social Distancing, but Perceived Importance of Restarting Economy Grows 5/11/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Granite Staters Disapprove of Trump's Handling of COVID-19 6/25/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Health Conditions and an Older Population Increase COVID-19 Risks in Rural America, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Ideology Affects Trust in Science Agencies During a Pandemic, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Thomas G. Safford

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Innovation in Food Access Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jessica A. Carson

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Is Rural America Failing or Succeeding? Maybe Both, Kenneth M. Johnson and Daniel T. Lichter

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Kidogo: Addressing the Childcare Needs of Low-Income Families in East Africa, Jill Howard, Fiona Wilson, and E. Hachemi Aliouche

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Large Numbers of NH Workers Affected By COVID-19; Most Prioritize Social Distancing Over Restarting Economy 4/15/2020, UNH Survey Center

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LTC Jarrod McGee, Commander, 11th Field Hospital, Jarrod McGee and Mark J. Bonica

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Majorities in NH Disapprove of Trump's Job Performance, Handling of COVID-19 9/30/2020, UNH Survey Center