At the 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference, the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Gallup Center on Black Voices released the Detroit Resident Voices Survey Report, highlighting Detroiters’ daily experiences and perceptions. The survey is designed to elevate issues that are central to Detroiters’ quality of life and provide insights that can be used in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to develop new programs and initiatives to identify and close equity gaps.
“Bringing resident voices to the table is an important aspect of advancing racial equity,” said Camille Lloyd, Director of the Gallup Center on Black Voices. “Localizing these efforts is an approach that has not typically been employed in addressing inequities but allows us to amplify their voices and bring them into the decision-making process.”
The report highlights priorities in several areas that impact Detroiters’ overall well-being and their ability to achieve equitable life outcomes. These drivers of well-being are economic and educational opportunities, healthy environments, neighborhood conditions, and social capital and social opportunities.