The Public Policy Research Lab and BRFSS

April 4, 2019

We conduct the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey (BRFSS) for Louisiana, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia. You can read more about BRFSS on the CDC’s website. The phone numbers that show up on CallerID when we call are: 225-578-8529 615-253-6860 202-442-5920 If you see one of these numbers, please pick up, your […]

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Racially Disparate Views of New Orleans’s Recovery After Hurricane Katrina

The New York TimesMarch 24, 2015

“Nearly four out of five white residents believe the city has mostly recovered, while nearly three out of five blacks say it has not, a division sustained over a variety of issues including the local economy, the state of schools and the quality of life. The survey, which was conducted by the Public Policy Research […]

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Life After Hurricane Katrina

The AtlanticMarch 24, 2015

“The researchers sampled 2,195 respondents—including people in New Orleans, the Greater New Orleans region, and in southwest Louisiana—through phone interviews from July to August of this year. Across the board, people attested that Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, which made landfall one month after Katrina, affected their lives, though to varying degrees. ‘A lot of […]

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