In April of 2016, Jenkins Research found 68 public opinion polls in the media or through a search of the Internet. The 68 polls were conducted on 47 fielded surveys. For more information, see the methodology information here.
Other key findings:
- Only 19% of survey releases were associated with a non-media sponsor such as a company, interest group, or association. This means that 82% of the releases appear to the public to be neutral and not being motivated by an agenda one way or the other.
- IVR is the most used method of interviewing for the releases (50%) with online research the second most used (46%).
- Notably, we found only one survey that was released by a not-for-profit which had insufficient methodological information.
Most notable survey release:
During the month of April, the most interesting release was from the Environics Institute, which released their report on a survey of Muslims in Canada.
***Updated based on revised findings May 18, 2016