Siena College Research Institute

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Siena College Research Institute
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Dr. Donald Levy
Affiliationsaffiliate of Siena College
RemarksConducts expert and public opinion polls, focusing on New York State and the United States, on issues of public policy interest

Siena College Research Institute (SCRI) is an affiliate of Siena College, located originally in Friars Hall and now in Hines Hall on the college's campus, in Loudonville, New York, in suburban Albany.[1][2][3][4][5] It was founded in 1980.[6]

It conducts both expert and public opinion polls, focusing on New York State and the United States, on issues of public policy interest, they include education, health care, and consumer confidence, and explores business, economic, political, voter, social, educational, and historical issues.[6][7][8][9][10] Most recently, SCRI conducted surveys on New Yorkers' sentiments towards the creation of the Cordoba House Mosque near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, and the Arizona Immigration Law.[11][12]

In 2018, SCRI and New York Times partnered to deliver the first real time Midterm Election polls.[13][14]

Among other things, starting in 1982 SCRI has polled presidential scholars in an effort to rate both the United States presidents[15][16] and U.S. First Ladies,[1][17][18][19] it has also conducted polls as to America's most notable women,[20] television's most memorable moment,[21] and consumer confidence.[22][23]

Statistics and finance professor Doug Lonnstrom was its founding Director.[24] Dr. Donald Levy is its current Director.[25]


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  2. ^ Research centers directory. Gale Research Co. 1993. ISBN 9780810380011. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
  3. ^ Patrick, Judy (March 5, 2000). "Search Results". Daily Gazette, The.
  4. ^ "Buffalo's Consumer Confidence Falls to Lowest in the State". The Buffalo News. October 7, 2004. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
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  6. ^ a b "About Us". Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
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  8. ^ "Few Surprises in survey to determine Greatest American Movies of all Time"
  9. ^ Bryce, Jill (October 1, 1998). "Siena poll: Most like president's leadership But they do not want their children to be like him". Daily Gazette, The.
  10. ^ Archived November 5, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Siena Research Institute Press Release Archived 2010-08-15 at the Wayback Machine, August 5, 2010, Retrieved August 17, 2010.
  12. ^ The Snow Report Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine August 7, 2010. Retrieved August 17,2010.
  13. ^ "Live From the Battleground Districts: Polls of the Key Races for House Control". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
  14. ^ "Siena Partners with The New York Times". Siena College. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  15. ^ Curry, Jill L.; Morris, Irwin L. (2010). "The Contemporary Presidency Explaining Presidential Greatness: The Roles of Peace and Prosperity?". Presidential Studies Quarterly. 40 (3): 515–530. doi:10.1111/j.1741-5705.2010.03784.x.
  16. ^ "FDR Tops President List". Star-News. August 21, 2002. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  17. ^ Lincoln herald. Lincoln Memorial University Press. 2007. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
  18. ^ The presidential companion: readings on the first ladies. University of South Carolina Press. 2006. ISBN 9781570036590. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
  19. ^ "Ranking the presidential spouses". ScienceDirect. September 15, 1999. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
  20. ^ "Survey Names Notable American Women". The Christian Science Monitor. March 22, 1993. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
  21. ^ "JFK Assassination TV's Most Memorable Moment". The Tuscaloosa News. October 9, 1990. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  22. ^ "Consumer confidence rises in N.Y., falls nationwide". Business First of Buffalo. April 1, 2003. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
  23. ^ "New Yorkers a bit more confident in December". The Business Review (Albany). January 6, 2010. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
  24. ^ Kelly, Thomas O.; Lonnstrom, Douglas A. (2003). "The Contemporary Presidency: Rating The Presidents A Tracking Study". Presidential Studies Quarterly. 33 (3): 625. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
  25. ^ "Staff". Archived from the original on July 5, 2010. Retrieved August 7, 2010.

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