Hawkeye Poll


Results from the November 2013 Hawkeye Poll are out!

See the main story summarizing the results. Detailed press releases follow:

 1. One in Four Iowans Affected by the Government Shutdown: release, topline.

 2. Most Iowans Unaware but Supportive of Telemedicine Abortion Policy Change: release, topline.

 3. Iowa Gun Law Granting Firearm Permits to Blind People has Little Support: release, topline.

 4. Iowans Interested in Health Insurance Marketplace, but Unsure How to Navigate It: release, topline.

 5. Majority of Iowans Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana: release, topline.

About the Hawkeye Poll:

Since 2007, the Department of Political Science has conducted the Hawkeye Poll, a series of national and state public opinion polls that have resulted in important research by faculty and graduate students and that have exposed hundreds of undergraduates to the process of survey research.

The Hawkeye Poll is a cooperative venture between faculty and graduate students in which members help implement the survey in exhange for the opportunity to place questions on it.

The poll also constitutes an important learning opportunity for interested undergraduates enrolled in select Political Science courses. Hundreds of students have had the opportunity to directly participate in the research production process and to acquire valuable career-related knowledge about survey research and public polling in general.

The Hawkeye Poll Cooperative is currently doing another survey. This fall we will complete a telephone survey of about 900 Iowans and will include questions from Political Science faculty and graduate students. Undergraduates in five different courses will get hands-on experience with survey research including submitting their own questions, assisting with data collection, and writing press releases. Look for our results in late November.

Archived Poll Data:

Data from previous Hawkeye Polls have been archived for public use through the Dataverse at Harvard. The Hawkeye Poll Dataverse allows users to perform analyses online or to download the entire survey data if needed. Here is the link.

Please click here for the more information about the Hawkeye Poll.