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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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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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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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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 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

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Majority in NH Continue to Prioritize "Stay at Home"; Many Not Yet Comfortable Going to Public Places 5/20/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Majority in NH Disapprove of Trump's Handling of COVID-19; Confidence in Federal Government Agencies Wanes 5/21/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Majority in NH Know Someone Who Has Had COVID-19 But Less Than Half Would Be Willing to Get Vaccine Now 10/2/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Mapping State Unemployment, Michael P. Ettlinger and Jordan Hensley

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Most NH Parents Comfortable Sending Children to School in Fall Despite COVID-19 But No Consensus How 6/26/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Most NH Republicans But Few Democrats Currently Comfortable With Public Activities in Light of COVID-19 6/24/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Most Support "Stay at Home 2.0"; Sharp Partisan Divide on What Should be Open in NH 5/19/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Moving a Licensed Practical Nurse to a Registered Nurse in New Hampshire: A Health Policy Initiative, Vicki Gamez

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New Data Show One-in-Six Children Were Poor Before COVID-19 Pandemic, Jessica A. Carson and Sarah Boege

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New Hampshire Population Grew Last Year, Even Though Deaths Exceeded Births, Kenneth M. Johnson

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New Voters Will Influence Outcome in New Hampshire Primary, Kenneth M. Johnson, Dante Scala, and Andrew Smith

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NH Divided on Trump's, Federal Government's COVID-19 Response 4/23/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Outlaw Operators: Prevention Failures and the Resurgence of Black Lung in Central Appalachia, Aysha Bodenhamer

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Residents Divided on Reopening Schools; Wide Partisan Gaps in Comfort with Public Activities 8/4/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Rising Student Debt and the 2020 Election, James Kvaal and Jessica Thompson

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Rural Areas with Seasonal Homes Hit Hard by COVID-19, Jessica A. Carson

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Steyer Spends the Most, but Only Yang and Gabbard Focus Facebook Advertising on New Hampshire, Jordan Hensley

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Stress From Election Eclipses Stress From COVID-19 in NH 10/19/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Sununu Has High Marks in Job Performance, Handling of COVID-19 8/5/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Sununu Keeps High Approval, Leads Feltes in NH Governor Race 10/1/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Sununu Leads Primary and General Election Challengers; Volinsky and Feltes Evenly Matched Among Democrats 9/2/2020, UNH Survey Center

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The Benefits and Barriers to Living in Coös County, New Hampshire: Perceptions of the Region From Emerging Adults, Kristine Bundschuh

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The Inequities of Job Loss and Recovery Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rogelio Saenz and Corey Sparks

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The Poverty-Reducing Effects of the EITC and Other Safety Nets for Young Adult Parents, Jessica A. Carson

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Trump Job Approval Underwater in NH 8/3/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Trump's Job Approval and Handling of COVID-19 Unchanged in NH 10/13/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Trusting Scientists More Than the Government: New Hampshire Perceptions of the Pandemic, Lawrence C. Hamilton and Thomas G. Safford

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U.S. Fertility Rates and Births Continue to Diminish, Kenneth M. Johnson

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U.S. Population Growth Slows, but Diversity Grows, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Views of a Fast-Moving Pandemic: A Survey of Granite Staters’ Responses to COVID-19, Thomas G. Safford and Lawrence C. Hamilton

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What Do We Know About What to Do With Dams? How Knowledge Shapes Public Opinion About Their Removal in New Hampshire, Simone Chapman, Catherine M. Ashcraft, Lawrence C. Hamilton, and Kevin H. Gardner

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Why People Move to and Stay in New Hampshire, Kenneth M. Johnson and Kristine Bundschuh

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Widespread Support in NH for Absentee Voting Due to COVID-19; One-Third Prefer to Vote Absentee in November 6/25/2020, UNH Survey Center

Publications from 2019

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Child Poverty Declines Slightly in 2018 to 18 Percent, Jessica A. Carson

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Climate-Change Views of New Hampshire Primary Voters, Lawrence C. Hamilton

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Closing Racial-Ethnic Gaps in Poverty: How Government Programs Compare, Marybeth J. Mattingly and Jessica A. Carson

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Data Snapshot: Hispanic Population of Child-Bearing Age Grows, but Births Diminish, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Data Snapshot: “Trump Towns” Swung Democratic in New Hampshire Midterms, Dante Scala

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Facial Recognition and Drivers’ Licenses: Should the DMV Share Your Photo?, Daniel Bromberg, Étienne Charbonneau, and Andrew Smith

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First in the Nation: New Hampshire’s Changing Electorate in Changing Times, Kenneth M. Johnson, Dante Scala, and Andrew Smith

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For One in Four Very Young, Low-Income Children, Parents Are Young Too, Jessica A. Carson

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Government Spending Across the World: How the United States Compares, Michael P. Ettlinger, Jordan Hensley, and Julia Vieira

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Half of Women in New Hampshire Have Experienced Sexual Harassment at Work, Kristin E. Smith, Sharyn J. Potter, and Jane Stapleton

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Job Protection and Wage Replacement: Key Factors in Take Up of Paid Family and Medical Leave Among Lower-Wage Workers, Kristin Smith

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Mapping the Food Landscape in New Hampshire, Jessica A. Carson

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Migration Fuels a Second Year of Higher Population Gain in New Hampshire, Kenneth M. Johnson

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“My Advice…Is Get Out of Town”: Economic Opportunities and Population Composition in Two Rural Counties, Marybeth Mattingly and Jessica Carson

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New Hampshire Demographic Trends in an Era of Economic Turbulence, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Northern New Hampshire Youth in a Changing Rural Economy: A Ten-Year Perspective, Eleanor M. Jaffee, Corinna Jenkins Tucker, Karen T. Van Gundy, Erin Hiley Sharp, and Cesar Rebellon

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Polling and the New Hampshire Primary: What to Watch, and Watch Out For, Andrew Smith and David Moore

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Rural America Growing Again Due to Migration Gains, Kenneth M. Johnson

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Rural Depopulation in a Rapidly Urbanizing America, Kenneth Johnson and Daniel Lichter

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Social Service Delivery in Two Rural Counties, Jessica Carson and Marybeth Mattingly

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Support for Paid Family and Medical Leave in New Hampshire, Kristin Smith

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The First Primary: Why New Hampshire?, David W. Moore and Andrew Smith

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The Motherhood Wage Penalty: High-Earning Women Are Doing Better Than Before, Rebecca Glauber

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The Potential Role For CDFIs in the Opportunity Zones of the Investing in Opportunities Act (IIOA), Charles Tansey and Michael Swack

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The Poverty-Reducing Effect of Five Key Government Programs in Rural and Urban America, Jessica Carson and Marybeth Mattingly

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Tracking Change in the North Country: Paths to the Future of Coös County, Eleanor M. Jaffee

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U.S. Fertility Rate Hits Record Low and Births Continue to Diminish, Kenneth M. Johnson

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What to Do With Dams: An Assessment of Public Opinion to Inform the Debate in New Hampshire, Natallia Leuchanka Diessner, Catherine M. Ashcraft, Kevin H. Gardner, and Lawrence C. Hamilton

Publications from 2018

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2020 Census Faces Challenges in Rural America, William P. O'Hare

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Both Rural and Urban SNAP Recipients Affected by Proposed Work Requirements, Jessica A. Carson

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Child Care Expenses Make Middle-Class Incomes Hard to Reach, Robert Paul Hartley, Beth Mattingly, and Christopher Wimer

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Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise, and the Vulnerable Cultural Heritage of Coastal New Hampshire, Meghan Howey

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Data Snapshot: Declines in Child Poverty Continue in 2017, Jessica Carson, Andrew Schaefer, and Marybeth Mattingly

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Data Snapshot: EITC Continues to Reach Families in Poor Places, Andrew Schaefer, Marybeth Mattingly, Kennedy Nickerson, and Jessica Carson

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Data Snapshot: Fewer Young Adults Lack Health Insurance Following Key ACA Provisions, Jessica Carson

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Data Snapshot: Millennials and Climate Change, Lawrence Hamilton