Posts Tagged ‘shapard research’

  • SoonerPoll Unveils Quarterly Survey Service

    on Jul 20, 11 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

    SoonerPoll, Oklahoma’s most recognized name in public opinion research, recently announced that it now offers a new, low cost public opinion research service. Individuals or organizations interested in low cost branding and awareness research or how the public views issues important to their goals can now take part in “The Quarterly Poll.” “The Quarterly Poll” is a survey of 500 likely voters across Oklahoma conducted by SoonerPoll once every quarter. Participants add questions to the poll and upon completion receive toplines, crosstabs and assistance disseminating their results to the public, should they choose to do

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  • What is Senator Tom Coburn’s brand?

    on Jul 12, 11 • in US Senate • with 1 Comment

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    SoonerPoll added a new question to the most recent Quarterly Poll, that is designed to gain an understanding of why likely Oklahoma voters feel the way they do about their elected officials. We asked likely Oklahoma voters “What one word best describes your impression of Tom Coburn?” Results reveal that 37 respondents answered ‘Conservative,’  making it the most popular response.    ‘Good’ and ‘Honest’ were the second and third most popular responses with 33 and 32 respondents respectively. To illustrate these results, all of the responses were entered into a program called Wordle, which creates

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  • Medicaid smoker fees popular with Oklahoma voters

    on Jun 28, 11 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    In a recent poll conducted by SoonerPoll, 53 percent of likely Oklahoma voters indicated that they would support a proposal to levy a $50 fee on Medicaid enrollees that smoke. The poll also revealed that 38.3 percent of likely Oklahoma voters polled would oppose such a proposal, while 8.7 percent had no opinion. Jason Sutton, Health Care Policy Analyst at the Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs, said these results show that Oklahomans recognize that unhealthy behaviors drive health costs to unsustainable limits. “What Oklahomans are saying is that citizens who lead an unhealthy lifestyle in

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  • Majority of likely Oklahoma voters think the average tax burden is too high

    on Jun 7, 11 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    A SoonerPoll conducted in May reveals that 54.4 percent of likely Oklahoma voters think the current tax burden is too high. By comparison, 32.6 percent of respondents said they think the tax burden is about right and only 3.3 percent of respondents said the tax burden is too low. Respondents were read the following question: “According to the Tax Foundation, the average Oklahoman worked from January 1 until April 2, 2011 to earn enough money to pay this year’s tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels. That’s a total tax burden of roughly

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  • Likely Oklahoma voters agree welfare policies should be changed to remove disincentives to marriage

    on Jun 3, 11 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    According to a recent SoonerPoll, 70.3 percent of likely Oklahoma voters believe that the current welfare system discourages marriage and should be changed. By comparison, 20.6 percent of respondents said the system does not need to be changed and 9 percent had no opinion. Respondents were asked the following question: “Oftentimes, under Oklahoma’s current welfare system, a young woman can receive more financial benefits by remaining single than by marrying the father of her children. Other times, a woman who is already married, can receive more financial benefits by separating from or divorcing her husband

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  • Public opinion research means truly representative policy agendas

    on May 13, 11 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

    Recently, Shapard Research/SoonerPoll.com conducted an extensive citizen satisfaction and public attitudes study for the City of Tulsa.  This study gathered the opinions of over 1800 Tulsa residents on a wide range of issues important to their community.  The result was an overwhelming positive response from the community, media, and elected officials of Tulsa to the information they gleaned from this study.  The model used by Tulsa can and should be used by municipalities across Oklahoma. Here’s why this model of public opinion research is the most effective tool local government leaders can utilize to connect

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