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"Through the careful execution of survey research focused on the issues concerning the community, the voice of the public becomes a powerful factor in shaping public policy and aiding in any decision-making process."


The mission of The Public Opinion Research Lab is to conduct research that contributes to the knowledge and understanding of salient social, economic, political, and health issues. The Public Opinion Research Lab aims to provide a public service by informing our clients and policymakers of public opinions, offering experiential learning to students, and producing research of the highest caliber of academic integrity. 


About Us

The Public Opinion Research Laboratory (PORL) is a full-service survey research facility that provides tailored research to fulfill each client's individual needs. Our top priority is to produce reliable data through carefully executed research in order to provide our partners and policymakers with independent, non-partisan information directly from their clients and constituents. Since its opening in March of 2001, the PORL has conducted over 240 public opinion surveys and its services include consulting, questionnaire design, population sampling, data collection, analysis, and a full, detailed report of charted results as well as a written description of findings. 

PORL is a proud member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)--the most highly recognized organization for public opinion research and research professionals. As of July 27, 2015, PORL is a Charter Member of the AAPOR Transparency Initiative, which seeks to improve the transparency of methodology and survey-based findings amongst research organizations. We are also a member of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO), which is comprised of over 60 academic survey centers.

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