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COVID-19 | Consumer Insights for Business

L.E.K Consulting & Civis Analytics Pulse Report | Fielded November 16, 2020 In partnership with management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting, Civis is publishing “COVID-19 in the U.S.: Consumer Insights for Businesses.” This is the fifth and final installation of our COVID-19 Consumers Insights Series, which reflects the results of a recurring consumer pulse survey. Administered … Continued

How to talk to skeptics about the COVID-19 vaccine

Scientifically identifying the most persuasive messages to encourage vaccination.   Significant investments have been made toward the rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Even though we are still far from achieving this goal, our research shows once a vaccine is available, there will be a lot of convincing to do, … Continued

BLM and policing survey identifies broad support for common-sense reform

Civis fields regular surveys to track public opinion on issues related to the coronavirus pandemic and our national response. The analysis below reviews trends in our surveys from mid- and late June. You can find two earlier analyses here and here. In June, Civis survey research focused on the Black Lives Matter movement and American … Continued

D3 for Data Scientists, Part II: How to translate data into graphics

This is the second in a three-part series of blog posts on building data visualizations using D3.js, HTML, CSS and a dash of R, a series aimed at data scientists — a group of people who typically know R, but often don’t have a strong programming background in the other languages.  Over the course of … Continued

Coronavirus Pulse Research Month Two: Pandemic creating unique, more severe challenges for Black Americans

Civis fields regular surveys to track public opinion on issues related to the coronavirus pandemic and our national response. The analysis below reviews trends in our surveys from early April through early June. You can find the first analysis (of early March to mid-April data) here. As the crises across America unfold and become more … Continued

Equal Justice: A statement from Civis Analytics

Recent heartbreaking and maddening events, once again, remind us of the extreme disparities in the Black experience in America. Civis stands with the Black community, and it’s time we confront the uncomfortable truths and emotions elicited by an honest examination of our society, and more importantly, ourselves. This isn’t about calling out white supremacist or … Continued

COVID-19 Data Models: A guide for Public Sector Officials

This blog was originally published on civstart.org on May 26, 2020 Data science and predictive modeling are increasingly important in modern-day governments, and this is especially true as teams focus on responding to COVID-19. Addressing this public health crisis requires collaboration among team members with varying levels of technical expertise. Because most government data science … Continued

Coronavirus Pulse Research Month One: Opinions, behaviors shift as quarantine lengthens, unemployment worsens

Civis is fielding regular surveys to track public opinion on issues related to the coronavirus pandemic and our national response. The below analysis reviews the first four weeks of survey research, beginning March 20th and ending April 12th. View the weekly reports here. Throughout the country, Americans remain highly concerned about both the health risks … Continued

Public Sector | Coronavirus Pulse Survey Research

Civis Analytics Weekly Report  |  Fielded April 2-3 and April 10-12, 2020 State and local governments across the country need to make quick decisions to prevent or delay the spread of COVID-19. These governments are being asked to simultaneously address the public health issues raised by the outbreak, as well as the economic and societal … Continued

Coronavirus Pulse Survey Research

The world is facing an unprecedented set of circumstances brought on by the outbreak of COVID-19. Questions about the impact to healthcare delivery, the economy, to social norms and to life as we know it are outnumbering clear answers at this me. To replace at least some of the speculation and assumption with objective data, … Continued

Our Journey to SOC 2 Type II Compliance and How You Can Do It Too

As Civis’ General Counsel, my day-to-day is filled with a wide-ranging mix of business and legal issues, including leading our data protection efforts… and also a lot of keeping this guy out of my hair. But, today I want to share my thoughts about something I care about deeply: Trust. You — our clients — trust us … Continued

Civis Platform is now HIPAA Compliant

Ethical and technological data stewardship is a responsibility that we take incredibly seriously. Last year, we announced SOC 2 Type II certification, which is one of the most stringent enterprise security standards. Since then, we have continued our investment in data privacy and security, and today, we’re excited to announce that Civis achieved HIPAA compliance. This means … Continued