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Race and Policing in Boston - Polling Data Revealed

Many of you know that the Boston Foundation's core mission can be boiled down to providing answers and finding solutions. Well, with that in mind, you may recall that last month - July 2016 - TBF and WCVB-5 co-hosted a town hall-style forum and panel discussion on race relations and policing in Boston that aired live in primetime.

Here is a recap of that event.

But one question lingered: Many of you wanted to know the details behind the TBF-commissioned poll on race and policing in Boston, conducted by MassInc. We had already released the "topline" overview with results of the poll, but not the hard data crosstabs. Well, we heard you. So in one easily digestible place, here are the topline and crosstabs. Hope you find them informative.

Click here to read the full blog post and review the polling results

Coming Soon

The Boston Foundation is very pleased to announce that in the coming weeks we will be launching a new online donor portal. We will be upgrading to a donor portal that will have a fresh look and feel, and will offer a much more intuitive and user-friendly experience. More information to come, including exact timing.

The Boston Foundation is...