Baker Briefing: Houston, a Microcosm of America’s Demographic Future
Houston is the most ethnically diverse city in the U.S. It has been called a “microcosm of America’s future” based on its changing economic, demographic, and cultural landscapes. It is also home to the Kinder Houston Area Survey — the nation’s longest-running metropolitan study of its kind. The annual survey reveals the attitudes, concerns, and priorities of Houstonians — including how they change over time.
In 2023, the survey revealed that Houston’s optimism remained strong, though concerns about economic equity and housing costs were prevalent. Here, we discuss these and other findings from the 42nd annual Houston Area Survey, which was released this week by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
This episode was recorded on May 17, 2023.
- Edward M. Emmett, Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy, Baker Institute for Public Policy
- Ruth López Turley, Ph.D., Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research; Professor, Department of Sociology, Rice University
- Daniel Potter, Ph.D., Senior Director of Research, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University
See the 2023 Kinder Houston Area Survey: https://kinder.rice.edu/research/kinder-houston-area-survey-2023-results
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