• Question: What was the average age of the 30% of 18-34 year olds that own a home?

    The short answer to this is 28 years old. The mode in our survey, however, is people ages 30 to 34 years old. More than half of young adults who own a home on Long Island are people in that age group, and if you look at the table below the trend seems to make…

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  • Question: How does the percentage of young people who have never lived anywhere but Long Island compare to other regions?

    This seems to be poking at a much larger question of, “how unique are these trends or issues LI young adults are facing?” We checked, and it does not look like there are other 1-to-1 datasets that are comparable. This isn’t to say that other people, researchers and organizations are not studying migration patterns, but…

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  • Answered: Methodology and general questions

    nextLI note: Questions may have been minimally edited, or combined with others of similar nature. Some questions may sound oddly phrased, but keep in mind these questions were submitted through text message and few people text the way e e cummings writes. Define Long Island and NYC in terms of these surveys – is Long…

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  • Your questions answered

    Share your experience, thoughts, comments with us The results of nextLI’s inaugural survey were presented at an event hosted by the Long Island Association on May 10, 2019. Audience members were invited to text in questions and we received more than 150 submissions. Here are the answers to those questions. If you’d like to write…

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  • Questions from the event

    NextLI received more than 170 text-message questions from the audience at a Long Island Association event on May 10 about the findings of our survey of Long Island’s young adults – excluding a few funny ones about Taylor Swift and Star Wars. That is a lot of questions. So we thought we should share with…

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  • NextLI LIA event presentation

    Newsday’s nextLI team released the results of the project’s inaugural survey of the next generation of Long Islanders at an event sponsored by the Long Island Association on May 10, 2019.

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  • Anakin Jackson wins nextLI video contest

    At this year’s BASH (Broadcast Awards for Senior High) ceremony at Stony Brook University, nextLI’s outreach and engagement manager Coralie Saint-Louis announced Anakin Jackson of Southold High School as the 2019 winner in the nextLI category.

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  • The latest data trends with Kai Teoh

    We’re excited to welcome nextLI’s new data journalist Kai Teoh to our team. Since joining us in February, Kai has been responsible for data crunching and analysis.

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  • nextLI high school video contest and inaugural research survey

    nextLI’s video contest invites students to document their interactions with culture, race, ethnicity and gender through the lens of their high school experience.

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  • Happy New Year!

    When we took over the Long Island Index, we knew we wanted the community to help drive the conversation about our future. While we are thankful for the Rauch Foundation’s continued commitment to building a vibrant future for Long Island, we are also thankful for your ongoing support.

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