The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy is working to establish a survey research initiative on campus. During summer 2016, the Institute piloted a survey about public attitudes and policy views as part of a proposal to establish a survey research initiative at Bucknell. This fall, Bucknell students will work with faculty in analyzing the results of this survey.

The Institute for Public Policy hopes to provide research support and learning opportunities for students by building a survey research initiative with a strong student and faculty-focused mission.

Will Bordash '18, who will be working on the data analysis says, "I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with both professors and fellow students on the Survey Research Initiative pilot. The Institute for Public Policy has given me a great experience by allowing students to take on responsibility that normally is not given to them in the classroom. It motivates me to continue to develop my public policy and data analytic skills as we work to find many interesting trends within the results from the survey."

Director Wolaver outlines the benefits of a Survey Research Initiative to Bucknell, "This proposed Survey Research Initiative will support students through classroom-based experiential learning experiences and other research opportunities, support faculty scholarship, serve the community, and enhance the reputation of Bucknell and the Institute for Public Policy."

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