Survey Research Office

The Survey Research Office is a unit within the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield.

The UIS Survey Research Office specializes in public affairs research with the goal of advancing scholarly and practical research, while playing a leadership role in state and national policy development. The Survey Research Office is designed for meeting the research needs of organizations, non-profits, government agencies, University departments, and faculty members. We offer the credibility and objectivity associated with University research along with experience in conducting applied research.

We look forward to working with you on your next research project!

MAY 11, 2016: The Survey Research Office is proud to welcome our new director, Dr. Juan Carlos Donoso. Juan Carlos holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University in Political Science and worked as a Research Associate at Pew Research Center. He spent considerable time working on the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) throughout the Americas. He has also worked as an independent consultant.

NOVEMBER, 2015: The results of the Fall Economic Outlook Survey are in! Check them out at the Economic Outlook website.

AUGUST, 2015: The results of our national survey of attitudes towards transgender supportive policies are in! Please visit the report titled, “Examining the ‘T’ in LGBT.”

JULY, 2015: Our student researchers have been hard at work this summer. Check out their profile of Millennials (word doc.)

JUNE, 2015: The SRO is excited to announce the release of “The Citizen: Results from the 2015 Sangamon County Citizen Survey.” Click here for the full report online.

The SRO is now a member of AAPOR’s Transparency Initiative (TI). As a TI member, the SRO supports the goal of more effective disclosure of research methods by all organizations. For more information about the AAPOR Initiative, please visit the AAPOR TI Website.


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Students interested in conducting research, please visit our student researcher page.