Unveiling a New Study: Derailing the Cycle of Food Shame

“Food should be affordable, nutritious, and enjoyable.” Not such a radical idea, right? According to our recent survey, 72% of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) tell their clients this. But only 29% of consumers have heard this phrase. Consumers are much more likely to be familiar with catchy, but arguably unhelpful, phrases like “no pain, no gain […]

Have We Come a Long Way Since 2020?

In the summer of 2020, the energy sweeping the country surrounding racial injustice was like nothing I’d ever seen. For several weeks (with work largely at a standstill), I divided most of my time between marching in the streets and staying glued to CNN. This seemed like an unprecedented moment in the United States. But… […]

Happy Left-Handers Day, 2021!

To celebrate International Left-Handers Day, (which falls annually on August 13) let’s play… TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE! Lefty style!

Some Thoughts on the Dumpster Fire That is 2020

It’s been almost a year since the words “coronavirus pandemic” entered our daily lexicon. The realities of that alone have been life altering– and it’s not even the only thing we’re dealing with right now. This year the US has seen over 200,000 deaths from Covid-19; continued killings of unarmed Black men and women; widespread […]

Thinking About Health and Healthcare as the Pandemic Rages on

When the pandemic started back in March, at 7:00 sharp every night, my Brooklyn neighbors – and people all over the city and country – would cheer and bang pots and pans out their windows, thanking all the healthcare workers who we couldn’t thank in person. It seemed like in those early days, the bravery […]

Three Weeks Until the Election!

November 3 is right around the corner, and Southpaw Insights is excited to share some results from our latest pre-election study. We learned so much from partnering with Gazelle Global and Zebra Strategies on the Same Storm, Different Boats study this summer, and we’ve joined forces again for a deep dive on Black and white Americans’ emotions and expectations around the […]

Convincing Americans to get a Covid-19 Vaccine Will be a Hard Task

Despite high levels of concern about the virus, AND the fact that more than half are worried about their physical health and their child’s or children’s physical health, few Americans will be running to the clinic for a Covid-19 vaccine once it is available. In our most recent study of 2,000 Americans, only 31% of […]

The 7-point difference that speaks volumes about workplace experience

We surveyed 2,000 Americans (1,000 Black and 1,000 white) to understand settings in which people feel that they can be their own best, authentic selves. While many of us have our guards up in the workplace, the insights from Black Americans, in particular, highlight how organizations still have work to do in terms of making […]

Policing and Safety in America: One Country, Two Realities

It’s been a year since George Floyd was murdered and conversations about racism in policing became louder and more urgent. We fielded a number of national surveys on Americans’ attitudes, feelings and hopes, including this one (in collaboration with Zebra Strategies and Gazelle Global) last June about policing and safety.  Below, Southpaw Research Director Quiana Cooper-Jarrett reacts to some […]