Santo Domingo.- The Institute of Dominican Studies of New York (CUNY DSI) and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (FUNGLODE) will present the results of a study on the Dominican population in Manhattan and the Bronx, during a round table in FUNGLODE Santo Domingo the office at 10 a.m. tomorrow Wednesday.
The study is based on a poll of 600 men and women heads of homes who live in those New York boroughs and deals with six topics, such as the Dominican population’s confidence in its local authorities and their economic and cultural assimilation.
“This work was thought out as a contribution to the academic studies on population minorities, and as a contribution for the political decision makers. As far as this last objective, for example, it reveals that the Dominican population which lives Manhattan and the Bronx better perceive the services which the authorities of both counties offer than those provided by the New York Mayor’s Office,” said the lead investigators, professor Ramona Hernandez, director of CUNY DSI, and FUNGLODE researcher Pedro Ortega in a statement.
As to the relation between racial self-classification and access to public services, the study reveals that 50.8% of the people self-described as “white” better perceive the services New York City provides than those of Manhattan and Bronx counties, against 38.4% those self-described as “black” and 41.8% of those which consider themselves “indio” (mulatto).