The Arkansas Poll
The mission of the Arkansas Poll is to supply timely, accurate, and impartial public opinion information on matters of policy and politics to public officials, researchers, students, and the public.
While scientific polls present only one measurement of the public’s preferences and the public’s preferences present only one factor in making sound policy choices, public opinion research advances the public’s voice in policy formation and enables citizens to evaluate government performance more frequently than periodic elections.
In these ways, the Arkansas Poll serves the legacy of Professor Diane Blair, in whose honor it is endowed through the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society in the University of Arkansas Department of Political Science. Professor Blair dedicated her life to improving the conversation between the governed and the governing, and the Arkansas Poll facilitates this essential connection.
The Arkansas Poll is a proud member of the National Network of State Polls. To search the NNSP data archives (including The Arkansas Poll) by subject, state, or year, click here (for the University of Arkansas archives, you can find the results here).
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Dr. Janine Parry, director of the Arkansas Poll, was featured in Short Talks From the Hill, discussing the trends and shifts in public opinion she has observed during her time working on the poll.