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Sue Lani Madsen: Citizenship question part of other Census survey, why not official Census?

The American Community Survey is carried out annually. It’s sent to a statistically determined random sampling of households in every county, every year instead of to all households every 10 …

Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians

Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

U.S. brands falter in Consumer Reports auto reliability survey

U.S. auto companies such as General Motors, Tesla and Ford faltered this year in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings as readers reported more mechanical trouble with their vehicles.

UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Parents and taxpayers, you have 6 days to tell state officials what you want out of Washington’s public schools

What do you want your children to get out of Washington State’s public schools? What barriers are standing between kids and their goals? What should state education officials focus on? …

UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

They took a survey in their teens. 60 years later, these Puyallup students are being recruited for a new one

Kareen Shanks remembers taking a two-day survey called Project Talent when she was a teenager at Puyallup High School. Shanks, now 74 and a 1962 PHS graduate, was told it …

Automakers improve quality to record level in annual survey

A survey of new-vehicle buyers finds that car and truck quality hit a record high this year as automakers started to clear up bugs with infotainment systems.

Confidence growing among small-business owners, according to USB survey

Competition from big business has replaced “uncertainty” about the future as the chief concern among small business owners nationally, according to the ninth annual U.S. Bank Small Business Survey.

Survey: U.S. companies added healthy 234,000 jobs in January

U.S. businesses continued to hire at a healthy pace in January, a sign the economy is off to a solid start for the year.

National survey finds sales up for companies, and so are wages

Sales and profits picked up for companies at the end of last year, and more say they’re paying their workers higher wages and salaries in the latest signs that the …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Annual Apartment List renter survey gives Spokane a C-plus

The third annual Apartment List survey of renter satisfaction, which drew from 45,000 responses nationwide, ranked Spokane in 11 different categories. Overall, the city got a C-plus.

Survey: Half of women in STEM jobs say they’ve faced discrimination

As Silicon Valley’s workplace diversity wars play out, a Pew Research survey finds that half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced some …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017

Survey says Tri-Cities a big fan of nuclear energy

The Tri-Cities really, really likes its nuclear energy.

80 percent of employees say managers are unnecessary, survey finds

Eighty percent of employees say managers are unnecessary, a national survey on manager-employee relationships found.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Two-thirds of Northwest shoppers will stay clear of stores on Black Friday, WSU survey finds

Black Friday shopping appears to be losing its luster as a post-Thanksgiving ritual, with nearly 65 percent of Pacific Northwest residents saying they’ll avoid stores that day.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

79 percent of Americans would take a pay cut to work for a more ‘just’ company

Americans prioritize one thing above all others when evaluating whether a company is a good corporate citizen: How they treat their workers.

Survey: U.S. services sector posts strongest gains in 12 years

U.S. services companies in October grew at the best rate in more than a dozen years.

Complex infotainment systems are putting driver lives at risk, says AAA

American drivers are demanding increasingly complex infotainment systems when they shop for new cars. But a new AAA study says they’re putting themselves at risk if they use the systems …

Survey: Hurricanes limit hiring in September to 135,000 jobs

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hobbled U.S. hiring last month, with businesses adding just 135,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year, a private survey found.

Will your job be automated? 70 percent of Americans say no

Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017

Studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care

In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments …

Survey: White Christians are now a minority of US population

The share of Americans who identify as white and Christian has dropped below 50 percent, a transformation fueled by immigration and by growing numbers of people who reject organized religion …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Internal FBI surveys show high support for ex-FBI head Comey, Russia

Despite White House claims to the contrary, fired FBI Director James Comey was highly respected and trusted within the bureau during his nearly four-year tenure, according to internal survey results …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017

Congress is broken, and staff members know why

Members of Congress will return in September to a glut of complex and technically challenging tasks, including tax policy, the debt ceiling, and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017

Federal government stops Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements to Surgery Center of Spokane

The federal government has terminated its Medicare/Medicaid provider agreement with the Surgery Center of Spokane.

Sullivan: Glimmer of hope in media survey

The negative assessments, bad as they are, are simply holding steady. But among some segments of the public, the media is actually looking better than ever.

UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

Making six figures? says Spokane among the best places to live in the West

Spokane ranks fifth among the best places to live in the West for those earning $100,000, according to, a website that offers consumer reviews and comparisons of various financial …

Survey of economists finds optimism about growth prospects

Business economists are generally optimistic about the U.S. economy with most expecting stronger growth than last year’s poor performance.

Marijuana has truly gone mainstream, survey finds

Yahoo News and Marist University survey illustrates how pot has become a part of everyday life for millions of Americans.

UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

Spokane residents asked to weigh in on city’s snowplow plan

The city posted an online survey Tuesday asking residents to rank their priorities on snow removal strategies, including whether officials call an all-city plow quickly enough during snowstorms. The City …

U.S. services firms grew at slower pace in March

U.S. services companies saw their growth rate taper off in March, as hiring and business activity remained positive but dipped relative to February.