New URI Voting Poll

  Faculty Collaborators Include: Emily Lynch (Political Science), Ying Xiong (Communications), and SSIREP Director Julie C. Keller. 

The University of Rhode Island (URI) recently partnered with the voting firm, YouGov, to provide insights into Rhode Islanders’ attitudes towards key state issues such as public education, trust in the government and elections, media consumption, and etc. This poll is the beginning of the Rhode Island Survey Initiative, a newly launched effort from URI researchers to assess public opinion across Rhode Island. The motivation for this initiative rose from a lack of regular polling info specific to Rhode Island and the issues influencing the state. The goal of this project is to publish one poll surveying a wide variety of matters that impact those in the state each year. The data from the surveys will be helpful to researchers, policy makers, and others interested in learning about where Rhode Island stands on key topics.