Thursday, October 31, 2013

BW Political Science Students Survey Election Opinion

Students in Professor Tom Sutton's Political Science course, Introduction to Political Analysis, engaged in "learning by doing," conducting an election survey showing voter sentiment ahead of the upcoming Lakewood city elections. The students, under the guidance of Sutton, who also directs BW's Community Research Institute, created the survey questions, managed the phone surveys and analyzed the results.  

The class concluded that there was strong support among adult Lakewood residents for the city schools bond issue and levy. Results were published in the Lakewood Observer.

Students in the call center of BW's Community Research Institute, which provides consulting and research services to units of government and government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, political campaigns, school boards, community-based organizations, businesses and the media.