Welcome to the Polling Institute
The Western New England University Polling Institute, established in 2005, conducts nonpartisan research on public policy issues at the local, state, and regional levels. The Institute, equipped with 23 state-of-the-art computer-assisted telephone interviewing stations, provides the University’s faculty and students with valuable opportunities to design and carry out public opinion research. The Institute also conducts survey research for government agencies, news media, and nonprofit organizations.
Perceptions of the national economy are still far from rosy in Massachusetts, but a growing percentage of adults viewed the economy in a positive light in our latest survey, conducted Nov. 5 - 11, 2013. The survey also found that most shoppers expect to spend the same or more this holiday season compared to last year. News release here, with tables, statement of methodology, and text of the questionnaire here.
AVP for Marketing
Director of the Polling Institute