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Grinnell College National Poll

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Grinnell College continues its commitment to academics and community focus by introducing a brand-new endeavor, the Grinnell College National Poll.

Launched in August of 2018, the Grinnell College National Poll (GCNP) joins together our faculty and students with nationally-renowned pollster, J. Ann Selzer, in an innovative project that aims to better understand the current political and social atmosphere. In an age where instant reactions and impassioned arguments pass for political discourse, the GCNP endeavors to probe deeper than “sound bites” to explore the levels of engagement on the various issues that dominate today’s national discussions.

The results from this research will be of tremendous value to Grinnell College faculty and students and will be used to develop new research and advance educational opportunities. Likewise, we believe the GCNP will add something new that is currently lacking in national discourse – a fresh perspective from an elite institution situated in a Midwestern state.

Grinnell College is a liberal arts school powered by constant innovation and creativity. We strive to prepare our students to navigate the world’s complexities, yet also contribute with great responsibility as they forge ahead on whatever career path they choose. Given this, the GCNP is a perfect addition to the rich and vibrant learning environment we provide for students and faculty alike.

Latest Results

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A Challenging Road to 2020

The inaugural Grinnell College National Poll shows President Donald Trump faces a challenging road to re-election in 2020.

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Stand or Kneel?

A new Grinnell College National Poll shows that feelings about what professional football players do, or don’t do, during the playing of the national anthem are as intense as all the news coverage suggests.

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Poll Shows Wide Support for Lawful Immigrants

A majority of U.S. residents show support for legal immigrants and are skeptical of suggestions that undocumented immigrants commit more crimes as a group than native-born Americans, according to a new Grinnell College National Poll.