New Yorkers Share Challenges Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on New Yorkers’ mental health, financial well-being, and more. Communities Speak, developed by Columbia University researchers, has released a survey that offers insight into the unique challenges people across this city experienced. Take a look at some of the key findings in the infographic below.


The Fund for the City of New York and its Partner Projects supported the dissemination of the survey, which was conducted between April 15th and June 30, 2022. Communities Speak, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, strives to increase the diversity and influence of community voices in policy-making by developing data-driven dialogue between community leaders, constituents, and governments.  It aims to reach individuals across the five boroughs to ensure all voices, especially those too often left out of the conversation, are heard, understood, and centered in our city’s policy-making process.


Communities speak is currently looking to hear from more New Yorkers for their next survey.  You can complete the survey or share it with others.