In September, 2012, the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research (IPOR) began conducting monthly surveys within the Commonwealth of Virginia. These polls focus on political, economic, and social issues of importance throughout the state. IPOR is the only organization measuring consumer confidence in Virginia. Those polls are conducted quarterly in November, February, May and August.
IPOR's monthly polls are underwritten by Roanoke College as a public service, providing Virginians and state leaders with information regarding the opinions of its citizens on various issues. IPOR is non-partisan and non-ideological. IPOR works with governmental agencies and private businesses when it does not conflict with mission of Roanoke College or the independence of IPOR.
The Institute operates a 20-station, state-of-the-art, Computer-Assisted-Telephone-Interview (CATI) call center on the Roanoke college campus. In addition to telephone polls, IPOR conducts mail, internet, and personal interview surveys. The Institute also completes program evaluations using appropriate methods for each project undertaken. IPOR sometimes works with non-profit agencies on a reduced-cost basis.
You may contact the Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Dr. Harry Wilson, Director of the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research, at (540) 375-2415.