Grinnell College National Poll

The Grinnell College National Poll (GCNP) pilot project was launched in August of 2018. It is a national public opinion poll designed by Grinnell College faculty and nationally-renowned pollster J. Ann Selzer that probes the political attitudes of the American public on current events, national trends and important policy questions. Two polls were conducted in 2018, and three polls are scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2020 president election in October 2019, April 2020, and September 2020. Students can participate in the project by taking a five-week short course POL-295-03, “Political Polling: Analyzing the Grinnell College National Poll.” Faculty members interested in placing questions on upcoming polls can contact the poll’s director, Peter Hanson, associate professor of political science. 

Student and faculty analysis of GCNP data can be found on the GCNP Blog. Original data files from completed polls are available to students, faculty, and staff of Grinnell College. If you fall into one of those categories, you can download the data from GrinnellShare after logging in with your Grinnell username and password. Raw data is available in Stata, SPSS, and CSV formats; aggregate data can be downloaded as PDFs.

If you are not affiliated with Grinnell College, watch this space for information about the Grinnell College National Poll. DASIL’s staff is now hard at work analyzing the data and preparing to share their findings with you.

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