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Aloha and Welcome

The Public Policy Center (PPC), within the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, brings together expertise, commitment, and a strong desire to enhance the quality of community life through teaching, research, civic engagement and interdisciplinary work towards the development and analysis of good public policies.

COVID-19 Community Impact Surveys

Hawai‘i during COVID-19: A Community Impact Survey for November 2020 (December 7, 2020)

A community impact survey on the attitudes of Hawai‘i residents in November to a variety of challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic: Information sources, comprehension of State and local regulations, frequency of wearing masks, the likelihood of receiving a vaccine when available, financial impacts, and attitudes toward tourism.


Hawai‘i During COVID-19: A Community Impact Survey (September 21, 2020)

A community impact survey on the attitudes of Hawai‘i residents to a variety of challenges presented by COVID-19: Trust in government, frequency of wearing masks, views on long-term health impacts, the likelihood of receiving a vaccine when available, society and life impacts, and attitudes about tourism.

COVID-19

Hawaiʻi Restaurant Surveys

Back to the Table: A Hawai‘i Restaurant Survey


Coming Back: Reopening Hawai‘i’s Restaurants


Resetting the Table: Keeping and Bringing Back Hawai‘i's Restaurants

Other Reports

Life Under Lockdown: Hawai‘i Resident Assessment of COVID-19 Restrictions


Do No Harm: How Hawai‘i State Government Can Mitigate the COVID-19 Economic Crisis


Crush the Curve: Urgent Steps Hawai‘i Can Take to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic