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 Survey Research Office (SRO), located within the Center for State and Policy Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield, has a long history of providing applied research services to a diverse range of clients including state and local governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and small firms. The office has particular strengths in all aspects of survey research (from questionnaire design to analysis), conducting focus groups and in-depth interviews, and program evaluation. Some of our current and previous clients include Hospital Sisters Health Systems, Memorial Medical Center, the American Lung Association, the City of Springfield, and The Illinois Department of Transportation.  We invite you to learn more about our research and services by contacting us.

Professional Affiliations

SRO is aAASRO charter member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Transparency Initiative (TI). As a TI member, the Office is committed to holding up the goal of transparency in research and to conducting research in conformance with AAPOR’AAPOR TI_CharterMembers code of ethics. The Office is also affiliated with the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO). AASRO members are committed to advancing the goals of the academic survey research center community and the social and behavioral sciences generally.


Statement on Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Due to a July 2015 declaratory ruling by the Federal Communications Commission, all telephone interviewing (both landline and cellular) at SRO is conducted manually (i.e. without the assistance of autodialing). This is to ensure compliance with the FCC’s interpretation of the TCPA.