The JSU Polling Center


Jackson State University Polling Center in the Institute of Government is primarily focused on advancing academic research, data gathering, and fact finding on urban public opinion involving social and political issues, attitudes, and trends in the State of Mississippi, the southern region of the United States, and nationally that impact public policy and decision making and an improved quality of life.  This will be longitudinal, archived data.  The Center also is available to engage in client driven demand and analysis that is closely aligned to its principal mission.  Through any of its research, the Center will be a neutral source of data and analysis and will not advance or promote political positions.


Oversight Committee

Chair, Dr. Ingrad Smith,  Associate Dean, College of Education & Human Development


Dr. Johnny Gilleylen, Chair, Public Policy and Administration Department

Dr. Etta Morgan, Chair, Sociology/Criminal Justice Department

Dr. Mohammad Shabazi, Professor, Department of Public Health

Dr. Brian Anderson, Professor, School of Social Work

Dr. Melvin Davis, Director, Mississippi Urban Research Center

Dr. Kimberly Hilliard, Executive Director, Community Engagement

Dr. Robert E. Luckett, Director, Margaret Walker Center

Dr. Wilbur Walters, Department of Civil Engineering

Spring 2016 Polling Documents

Research Topics: On Religious Divide, On Religious Freedom Laws, On Religious Liberty/Bathroom Laws; and On College Affordability

JSU Spring 2016 Report

JSU Spring 2016 Poll Instrument

JSU Spring 2016 Crosstabulations

JSU Spring 2016 National Composite

JSU Spring 2016 News Releases

Winter 2016 Polling Documents:

Research Topics: On the 2016 Election; On American Liberties/Protection; and On a Climate of Fear

Polling Center JSU Winter 2016 Report

JSU Winter 2016 Poll survey

JSU Winter Q1_2016 Crosstab

JSU_Winter Q1_2016_National_Composite

Polling Center JSU Winter 2016 National News Release

Polling Center Winter 2016 Southern States News Releases

Fall 2015 Polling Documents:

Research Topics:  On the 2016 Election; On Law Enforcement and Gun Controls; and On the Illusion of Privacy

JSU Fall 2015 Report

JSU Fall 2015 Poll

JSU Crossies Word

Spring 2015 Poll Documents:

Research Topics:  The Nation's Direction; The Illusion of Privacy; Women in Public Sector Leadership Roles

JSU Spring 2015 Report

Poll Press Release Spring 2015

Poll Spring 2015 Crosstabulations

Poll  Spring 2015 JSU_Q1_National_Composite

Summer 2014 Poll Documents:

Research Topics: Law Enforcement, Gun control/ownership, and Identification

IOG_The JSU Polling Center Report Statements

National Poll Report for IOG Sept 2014

JSUQ3 Crossies-Sept 2014 Poll


IOG_The JSU Polling Center_Survey Sept 2014

Fall 2014 Poll Documents:

Research Topics:  Education quality, Education programs and testing, Education funding, and Infrastructure

IOG The JSU Polling Center Report Statements

JSU Fall 2014-4 Report

JSU Crosstabulations Fall 2014

JSU_MS_Composite Fall 2014

JSU_National_Composite Fall 2014

JSU Polling Survey Fall 2014