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Anxiety in Oregonians

In surveys conducted in March 2020 and April 2023, DHM Research included a screening tool for generalized anxiety disorder, called the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item (GAD-7). Incorporating this screening tool …

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Washington voters weigh in on artificial intelligence

In our most recent Washington survey, we asked voters their opinions about artificial intelligence (AI). This is a topic previously unexplored by DHM Research but one we will track as …

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Oregon voters share their opinions about immigration and foreign trade

In our most recent Oregon survey, we asked voters their opinions about immigration and foreign trade. To see if, and how, opinions have changed, we returned to some questions we …

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Oregon voters support bringing back criminal penalties for drug possession

In 2020, Oregon voters passed Measure 110, which decriminalized the possession of small amounts of drugs and redirected cannabis taxes to fund drug treatment programs. Since then, Oregonians have continued …

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Voters are split on the current state of the Washington economy, and many are worried about their economic futures

DHM Research’s most recent statewide poll finds that many of Washingtonians’ top issues are related to the economy. While voters are split on how they feel about the current state …

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Living situation impacts opinions on housing as affordability remains top of mind for Washingtonians

Housing affordability is and will likely continue to be a top issue in Washington. With persistent inflation, high interest rates, and a shortage of affordable places to live across the …

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Oregonians support protecting transgender people from discrimination—but are split on other issues

A new statewide survey asks Oregonians their opinions on transgender issues and policies. Some key findings include: The questions in this survey match language used in a 2022 Pew Research …

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Cost of living has Washingtonians considering a move

Many Washingtonians don’t think the quality of life in Washington is worth the cost of living. A new statewide survey finds that 51% of Washingtonians would move to another state …

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Oregonians name homelessness and housing as top 2023 legislative priorities

Most Oregonians are optimistic that homelessness can be solved in their communities and support diverting money from the state’s “rainy day” fund to do so. A new DHM statewide poll …

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