OU POLL's Projects Archive 

*This list is not exhaustive, but merely provides a sample of the work that OU POLL has done.

Telephone Surveys: Nationwide

       Criminal Punishment Survey
      OU POLL surveyed U.S. residents about their opinions on appropriate punishments for criminals, particularly focusing on
        the death penalty.  This survey was conducted for the OU Sociology Department.

       Energy and Environment Survey
        This national survey was part of a larger project to get U.S. residents' opinions on a wide variety of issues related to
        energy production and the environment conducted by an OU professor for Sandia National Laboratories.  OU POLL
        collected the data for the telephone survey portion of the project.

       Discrimination and National Security Initiative Study
      OU POLL conducted a survey of Muslim-Americans to assess internet use habits of Muslims both before and after 9/11
       on behalf of the Discrimination and National Security Initiative.

       A Survey on Attitudes About Government
      This study was a national survey conducted for an OU political science graduate student on people's attitudes about
       government and their trust of government and elected officials. The data collected were used for the student's doctoral
       dissertation.

      Sociology Class Survey
        Nationwide data were collected on a variety of topics about modern life to use in a graduate Sociology class at OU.

       Supreme Court Study
      OU POLL conducted a nationwide telephone survey of opinions about the Supreme Court in the United States.

       The University of Oklahoma Department of Sociology Omnibus Survey
       The Sociology department contracted with OU POLL to conduct a nationwide survey on a wide array of topics to be
       used by sociology graduate students for various research projects.

Telephone Surveys: Statewide (Oklahoma)

      Route 66 Community Survey
         OU POLL conducted a state-wide survey for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to find out people's opinions
         of the attractions that
the state has to offer and the impact of Route 66 preservation efforts on Oklahoma communities.

      Food Stamp Application Project
       The OU Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services had OU POLL conduct a survey of
         selected persons to find out why people did not finish a food stamp application and how DHS can improve their services.

       Women's Sexual Assault Prevention Study
        OU POLL conducted a study of women ages 18-34 living in Oklahoma on behalf of the Oklahoma Department of
        Health. The purpose of this study was to find out about people's experiences and opinions regarding sexual assault
        prevention in order to develop a statewide sexual assault prevention campaign and improve services that were already
        offered.

       Oklahomans for Modern Liquor Laws Study
      This survey was conducted to assess opinions of Oklahoma residents regarding changing Oklahoma's liquor laws. The
       organization sponsoring the survey (Oklahomans for Modern Liquor Laws) hoped that if there was enough support,
       changes to the liquor laws might get put on the ballot sometime in the future.

       Palliative Care Study
       OU POLL completed a survey of Oklahomans on behalf of the College of Nursing to gauge statewide awareness about
       palliative care and issues related to end-of-life care.

       The Oklahoma State Health Department
       The Immunization Division of the Oklahoma State Health Department contracted with OU POLL to conduct a survey on
       immunization records. In the survey, the full immunization schedule, including dates of inoculations, were obtained for four
       years of TOTS data (approximately 5400-5600 children’s records). Approximately a third of the TOTS database
       immunization records were located on OSIIS, a computerized immunization database. The remainder of the records were
       “tracked down” via contacting parents and obtaining the record from them, or obtaining permission from them to access
       the child’s immunization record at the facility that administered the vaccination.

Telephone Surveys: Statewide (Ohio)

       The Ohio Political Survey - Cross-sectional Survey
       OU POLL conducted a cross-sectional telephone survey on behalf of professors at The Ohio State University in order
       to find out Ohioan's opinions regarding a variety of political topics related to the 2006 elections.

       The Ohio Political Survey - Panel Survey
     This 3-wave panel telephone survey was also conducted on behalf of professors at The Ohio State University in order
       to find out Ohioan's opinions regarding a variety of political topics related to the 2006 elections.  Respondents were
       interviewed once a few months prior to the November election, again in the weeks immediately before the election, and the
       third time after the election.

Telephone Surveys: Targeted Counties/Specific Population

        City of Norman Survey
        OU POLL conducted a survey of Norman residents on behalf of the city council to get residents' opinions about current
        city services, goals for the city, and the future
of the city.

       Metropolitan Libraries Study 2008
      This study was conducted to assess the usage of libraries in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Libraries system and
       awareness of the 
libraries' resources among those living in the OKC metro area.

       Sexual Assault Prevention Study: Ottawa and Cherokee Counties
      OU POLL conducted a study about sexual assault and prevention issues in Ottawa County and Cherokee County,
        Oklahoma.

       Cox Communications Study
      For several years, OU POLL conducted a customer satisfaction survey for Cox Communications (cable, internet and
       phone provider) in the Norman and OKC area. 

      McClain County Change of Venue Survey
     OU POLL conducted a survey residents of McClain County for the Office of Indigent Defense to see if residents believed
      a defendant in a highly-publicized murder case could get a fair trial in the county.

        OKC Bombing Follow-Up Health Survey
      OU POLL conducted a survey of employess of the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Department of Mental
        Health about their current physical and mental health. The purpose of this study was to find out if people have had any
        long-lasting physical of mental problems as a result of the 1995 Oklahoma City federal building bombing.

       Osage Constitution Project
      The Osage Nation had OU POLL conduct a survey of its tribe members concerning the development of their constitution.

        Norman Economic Development Coalition
        For both the city of Norman and the city of Moore, OU POLL conducted a survey asking people about
        their perceptions of the labor force and economic conditions.

Telephone Surveys: OU Community

       University of Oklahoma Sociology Department Survey
       This survey was conducted for Professor Margaret Kelley of the OU Sociology Department and asked OU students
       about issues regarding alcohol consumption as a follow-up to a survey conducted in the previous year.

        Corporate Culture Study
        OU POLL conducted a survey of full-time employees at organizations with at least 100 workers for the
        Communications Department at OU. This study measured change over time in the corporate culture of that department by
        interviewing respondents in two waves 3-4 months apart.

        Oklahoma Daily Student Survey
        The Oklahoma Daily student newspaper had OU POLL conduct a telephone survey of OU students' personal habits,
        such as spending and cell phone use for use in several articles and advertising campaigns.

       The University of Oklahoma University College
       The OU University College conducted a survey through OU POLL of incoming freshmen enrolled at the University of
       Oklahoma regarding their computer usage habits.

Internet Surveys

        Society of Exploration Geophysicists
        This survey was sent via email to members of the SEG as a follow-up to the previous year's survey on compensation and
        employment among its members.

        The University of Oklahoma Textbook Survey
        OU POLL conducted a survey of OU undergraduate students to get their opinions about how the textbook reserve
        collection in the library should work. This
survey was conducted by telephone and online.

        Weight and Wellness Survey
        A random sample of Oklahomans were surveyed via email for the University of Oklahoma College of Continuing
        Education to assess opinions and attitudes about wellness and gauge
interest in a conference on obesity and weight issues.

Mail Surveys

        OU Students Drugs and Alcohol Study
      OU POLL conducted a mail survey for an important project at the University of Oklahoma. It concerned the
       experiences with drugs and alcohol that students of OU have had during their time at the university. The survey findings will
       play an important role in the development of programs and delivery of services by several departments on campus.

       Iowa Public Library General Population Mail Survey
     OU POLL has completed an Iowa mail survey which is a mail survey of all residents of Scott county-Iowa in order to
      gauge how library funds should be allocated.

       Oklahoma State Department of Education Mail Survey
       The Oklahoma Department of Education contracted with OU POLL to conduct a mail and telephone survey of current
       and former high school students on IEPs to get the federally-required reporting statistics.

Focus Groups

       School Board Voters Focus Groups
       OU POLL partnered with two OU professors to conduct a series of focus groups to find out why those who voted in local
       school board elections in Cleveland County took the time to vote.

       Alcohol Education Programs
     OU POLL conducted a series of focus groups asking students about the effectiveness of alcohol education programs.

       Quail Conservation Study
      OU POLL conducted a series of focus groups across the state of Oklahoma on behalf of the Oklahoma Department
       of Wildlife Conservation which will help develop a quail conservation program for land owners.

       Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education
       OU POLL worked with the Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education to conducting both focus groups and a telephone
       survey asking people about their perceptions of OCCE.

Osage Constitution Project

OU POLL is currently conducting a survey for the Osage Nation of its tribe members which ask questions concerning the development of their constitution.

Oklahoma Daily Student Survey

OU POLL is currently conducting a survey for the student newspaper.  The purpose of this survey is to try to get an idea of how students spend their money and how they get their information.

Reduce Alcohol Consumption at the University Environment

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