HIT + Change Research: Messaging for Reimagining Crime and Public Safety
Criminal justice and public safety reform advocates, like D.C. Justice Lab, needed to understand how District voters would feel about the update so city council members could effectively advocate for it. D.C. Justice Lab commissioned HIT to determine district voters’ attitudes on criminal justice reform and their level of support for the RCCA and its provisions.
Welcome back to Millennial Monitor (+), a partnership between GenForward and HIT Strategies, generating and interpreting data on the policy views of young adults—Millennials (age 25-36) and Generation Z (age 18- 24).
In August 2023, HIT Strategies partnered with We Make the Future, ASO Communications, and Lake Research Partners to answer three research questions using quantitative and qualitative research.
HIT Strategies partnered with Climate Power to conduct polling in six key states (MI, WI, AZ, NV, PA, GA) to better understand public opinion and potential messaging frames for the Biden Administration’s Clean Energy Plan, which includes legislation such as the IRA and IIJA.
In the July survey, SCOTUS approval numbers dropped significantly, following the decisions on Roe v. Wade and gun violence. President Biden’s and Congressional Democrats’ approval slightly increased since the previous poll.
The April BlackTrack Report highlights the survey’s top tracking questions related to President Biden’s Administration and Congressional Democrats’ job approval and performance. In the March survey, President Biden and Democrats’ job performance approval numbers remained steady among Black voters, retaining a supermajority in job performance approval.
In the February survey, President Biden and Democrats’ job performance approval numbers remained steady among Black voters, retaining a supermajority in approval of job performance.
In the December survey, President Joe Biden’s job performance approval numbers continued to decline among Black voters, including now older Black voters, a traditionally stalwart constituency.
The results of the November BlackTrack underscore the economic hardship many Black voters face and offer insight into Biden’s declining approval numbers among Black voters.
The October BlackTrack Report highlights the survey’s top tracking questions related to President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ performance.
One goal of the September BlackTrack is to find out who are the unvaccinated Black voters and what it would take to get them vaccinated.
Black people continue to say that addressing racism and discrimination should be the number one priority for America’s leaders to address.
Black voters feel greater division toward Trump supporters than Republicans in general and Donald Trump, white supremacists, and Republicans are seen as the most responsible for the Capitol insurrection.
Like many U.S. cities over the last year, Atlanta has seen a marked increase in interpersonal violence. The City has also experienced waves of social unrest in response to police violence and misconduct. These together have called into question the presumption that increased policing and punitive approaches (jails and prisons), are effective responses to crime. HIT Strategies was commissioned to conduct this research on behalf of the Communities Over Cages Campaign to understand Atlanta municipal voters’ perceptions of safety generally and, more specifically, their attitudes toward closing the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC).
Independent and young progressive voters believe hyper-partisanship is a leading cause of inaction in government and that Congress is “ineffective” because it’s beholden to wealthy donors and special interests.
DC Justice Lab set out to gauge support for the Revised Criminal Code Act (RCCA) among voters in the District of Columbia. The RCCA aimed to modernize the District’s criminal code and establishes sentencing proportionate to the seriousness of crimes. HIT Strategies used a poll to quantify District voters’ attitudes.
Rising Voices and HIT Strategies conducted a groundbreaking and expansive poll of Michigan’s AAPI and Middle Eastern communities. Surveyed in January before the Atlanta shootings, the data reveals critical demographic information, including the alarming rise of anti-Asian racism experienced by the survey’s respondents.