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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Predicting College Enrollment During A Global Crisis, Jake Colin Hewins

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

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Sununu Remains Popular After Lifting Mask Mandate 4/22/2021, 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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Vaccination Rate Jumps Among Granite Staters But Remaining Holdouts Unyielding 4/23/2021, UNH Survey Center

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

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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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Majority in NH Plan to Get COVID-19 Vaccine When Available 12/14/2020, UNH Survey Center

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Mapping State Unemployment, Michael P. Ettlinger and Jordan Hensley

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Migration Gains to New Hampshire From Other U.S. States Are Growing, With the Largest Gains Among Young Adults, Kenneth M. Johnson

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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 Hampshire's Estimated Population Gain Is the Largest in New England, 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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NOS HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SUMMIT SERIES 2020, Coastal Response Research Center

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

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Providing Clean Energy Solutions to India’s Bottom of the Pyramid Population, Jill Howard, Fiona Wilson, and E. Hachemi Aliouche

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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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Sununu's NH Job Approval Remains High; Handling of COVID-19 Falls 12/2/2020, 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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Trump's Job Approval & Handling of COVID-19 Unchanged in NH 12/3/2020, UNH Survey Center