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Check out the latest Spring 2019 the Simon Poll™ Press Releases

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s annual statewide Simon Poll asks Illinois voters’ opinions on important current public policy topics, typically with a focus on state budget issues, political and electoral reform, politics, and social issues. The large-sample survey—usually at least 1,000 registered voters—contains representative samples from every region in Illinois, and dials cell phones as well as landlines. The Simon Poll generally attracts news media coverage throughout the state.

American Association for Public Opinion Research’s (AAPOR) Transparency Initiative 

The American Association for Public Opinion Research’s (AAPOR) Transparency Initiative has recently recognized the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute as a member.

Membership in the Initiative signals the highest level of disclosure and professional ethics in our Simon Polls and Southern Illinois Polls.

We are pleased to join AAPOR in working toward the goal of an open science of survey research.

Learn more about the Transparency Initiative at

Transparency Initiative