About the Poll
The Blair Center-Clinton School Poll was created by political scientists Todd Shields, Pearl Ford Dowe, Angie Maxwell and Rafael Jimeno of the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas. With over 3,400 respondents, the poll has a national scope as well as ample sampling of such traditionally under-polled groups as African-Americans and Latinos. Additionally, by addressing topics that have been little studied, the poll allows researchers to identify socio-cultural influences on political values throughout the country with an emphasis on the South. The Blair Center partners with the Clinton School of Public Service to produce the Blair Center-Clinton School Poll .
Following the 2010 midterm election, the Blair Center partnered with the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute to conduct a national survey. The reports and findings from that poll are available under “2010 Poll Findings.” Preliminary findings from the 2012 Blair Center-Clinton School Poll will be available in January 2013.
Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society
The Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society was established in 2001 by an act of the U.S. Congress and named in honor of political scientist Diane Divers Blair, who taught for 30 years in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. The center studies the American South from a variety of angles to reveal the undercurrents of politics, history and culture that have shaped the region over time. For more information about the Blair Center, visit blaircenter.uark.edu or contact director Todd Shields at email@example.com.
Clinton School of Public Service
The first school in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service gives students the knowledge and experience to further their careers in the areas of nonprofit, governmental, volunteer or private sector service.
While learning valuable lessons in the classroom, Clinton School students also complete “hands-on” public service projects, ranging from local work in Arkansas communities, to international projects on all of the world’s six inhabited continents.
For more information about the Clinton School of Public Service, visit clintonschool.uamsweb.com.
The Blair Center-Clinton School Poll was administered by Knowledge Networks, a leader in web-based survey research. Knowledge Networks proprietary database features a representative sample of Americans, including representation of the roughly 30 percent of U.S. households that do not have internet access. In addition, the database covers the growing number of cell phone-only households, recently estimated at 23 percent of all households, through address-based sampling.
Knowledge Networks fielded the Blair Center-Clinton School Poll immediately following the November 2010 midterm elections, examining national and regional issues of concern to the population of the United States. The survey was conducted in both English and Spanish, and the average survey took 21 minutes to complete. The survey was assigned to 5,844 participants in Knowledge Networks panels; 3,406 completed the survey, a 58 percent cooperation rate.
For more information about Knowledge Networks, visit www.knowledgenetworks.com or contact Mike Dennis, senior vice president, government and academic research.