Siena College poll

A new survey from Siena College shows that only about a third of New Yorkers think that race relations in the state are either excellent or good. That compares to about two-thirds of them who say that race relations are either fair or poor.


A new survey shows that while some New Yorkers are less excited about the upcoming holiday season due to the pandemic, a number of them still plan to find ways to celebrate.

The Siena College Poll shows that 59% of state residents are somewhat, or every excited about the upcoming holiday season. That’s down from 71% last year, but Siena College Research Institute Director Don Levy said that a lot of New Yorkers still plan to spend a fair amount of money on presents.

Nearly half of those surveyed, about the same as last year, plan to spend under $500 on gifts this season.


More New Yorkers oppose defunding the police than support the idea, though their views vary widely based on race and political party, according to the results of a statewide poll by the Siena College Research Institute.

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Most New York state residents say they are either quarantining themselves or practicing social distancing, according to a new poll from Siena College.

Fourteen percent of New Yorkers said they were under mandatory quarantine, and 42 percent were self-quarantining.

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As New Yorkers commemorate the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., only a third of them say race relations are positive across the state.

Thirty-five percent of those who responded to a Siena College poll said they have been treated unfairly in the past year because of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

A poll out Tuesday finds that the majority of New Yorkers approve of the impeachment inquiry conducted by House Democrats against President Donald Trump.

That’s not unusual in a blue state like New York, but the Siena College poll finds some broader shifts in voter sentiment regarding impeachment that could be worrisome to the president.