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What the November 2022 midterm elections tell us about Washington voters of today

By this point, most of us have seen the headlines on results from this midterm season showing a lack of the forecasted “red wave” and higher turnout among younger voters …

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Inflation takes its toll on Washingtonians

If you feel like your dollar isn’t going as far as it did last year, you aren’t alone. The economy and inflation were top issues for many voters and will …

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Oregonians are pro-choice…with limits

DHM Research surveyed Oregon voters about abortion now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. While nearly two-thirds of voters identify as pro-choice, most also support limiting abortions in the third trimester.

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New research uncovers Washington job seeker needs

Struggling to hire in Washington? Here’s how to adapt your employer brand to attract and retain employees If you’re struggling to recruit and connect with jobseekers in Washington, you aren’t …

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Justice in doubt: Oregonians expressing diminished confidence in legal justice system

Our legal justice institutions-at the federal, state, and local levels-are essential for maintaining the rule of law and ensuring the fair administration of justice. Confidence in the courts and law …


Opinions about camping and shelters in the Portland metro region

In recent days there has been interest in a question that DHM Research asked in the Portland Business Alliance’s annual Jobs & Economy Survey. The question asked voters in the …

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Public education in a pandemic: Oregonians mostly positive, but polarized about hot-button issues

While public education has always been a hotbed for political debate, disagreements about health and safety protocols, vaccination requirements, and critical race theory have turned the temperature up over the …

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2022: Oregonians head into a pivotal election year in a sour mood 

2022 is setting up to be a pivotal year in Oregon politics and government. The state picked up a sixth congressional district and for the first time in two decades there is a wide-open race for governor with no incumbent-or former governor-running.

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As COVID-19 Spreads in Oregon, So Does Negativity

With the rise of COVID-19 cases this summer, Oregonians’ mood is increasingly negative. Barely one-third of Oregonians think the state is headed in the right direction, worries about personal finances …