Public Opinion Polls

The Taubman Center conducts quarterly public opinion surveys of Rhode Island voters on a wide variety of topics.

Providence City Survey, September 2002

A survey of 688 Providence voters conducted September 14 to 22 finds a big margin for David Cicilline over his general election rivals. Minorities, however, feel that they have too little political power in Providence.

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, March 2002

A new poll administered by Brown University students in
conjunction with Professor Jennifer Lawless, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, finds that Senator Hillary Clinton’s lead over Senator Barack Obama in Rhode Island has narrowed.

Professor Jennifer Lawless

Providence City Survey, September 2001

Why Providence Parents Send Their Children to
Private Schools, and What Would Bring Them Back

By Darrell M. West

Taubman Center for Public Policy
Brown University
September, 2001

Table of Contents

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, June 2001

Kennedy Leads Almond in Possible House Race; 81 Percent Believe Corruption is Problem in Providence City Government

A survey of 400 statewide voters conducted June 9-11 also finds that 41 percent think Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci is guilty of corruption charges, 21 percent think he is not guilty, and 38 percent are unsure.

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, May 2001

"Assessments of the Rhode Island State Police"

by Darrell West, Taubman Center for Public Policy, Brown University
May, 2001

Table of Contents

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, February 2001

R.I. Voters Favor Car Tax Phaseout; Oppose Clinton Pardon of Rich

A survey of 350 statewide voters conducted February 24-25 finds voters support phasing out the state tax on cars and strongly oppose President Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich. Nearly two-thirds of voters feel the state is headed in the right direction, and believe education, unemployment, and jobs are the most important problems facing the state.

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, August 2000

Weygand Leads Licht in U.S. Senate Democratic Primary; Democrats Trail Chafee in Senate General Election; Langevin is Ahead of Coyne-McCoy in Second Congressional District Democratic Primary

Providence Journal/Brown University Survey
August 26-30, 2000

Darrell M. West
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