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Poll Finds High School Students Concerned about Mass Shootings

Despite the fact that most high school students feel relatively safe in their schools, a significant number are concerned about the possibility of a mass shooting in their school or community, according to a new national poll of high school seniors conducted by Hamilton College’s Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center in conjunction with Knowledge Networks.  More ...

Levitt Post-Election Poll Shows Partisan Divide Persists

Despite the hope that President Obama’s clear victory last November might lead to a reduction in partisan polarization, the results of a new survey conducted by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center at Hamilton College indicate that American are as divided as ever.  More ...

Students from Government 333 and Professor Phil Klinkner present poll results.
Youth More Open to Change on Immigration Issues, Latest Levitt Poll Finds

“The youth is a revolutionary demographic,” Benjamin Pena ’12 said at the presentation of a new Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center poll on May 12. The poll, titled “Immigration and Racial Change: Are All Generations On The Same Page?” was conducted by the James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner and the students of Government 333: Topics in Survey Research.  More ...

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Levitt Poll Shows Youth More Positive Toward Immigrants and Minorities

A new national survey of Americans’ attitudes on immigration, race, ethnicity and religion shows a large majority of Americans (60%) support allowing legal immigrants to vote in local elections, with the strongest support coming from young Americans and opposed only by a majority of those over age 60. The poll, funded by Hamilton's Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center, found that almost half of all young people feel the government should focus more on integrating illegal immigrants into American society.  More ...

HamPoll Surveys Compile Student Opinion

Approximately once a month, a small but dedicated group of students collaborates on a survey for Hamilton’s student body. HamPoll, Hamilton’s polling organization, has emailed out surveys about topics ranging from dining hall food to Swine Flu to political opinions. The results of these surveys allow students to learn more about the diversity of opinions that surround them, as well as the trends in opinions or habits they engage in.  More ...

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Pollster John Zogby To Discuss Mid-Term Elections
Utica native and pollster John Zogby will give a lecture on a wide range of political issues, particularly his predictions in the mid-term elections, on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., in Hamilton’s Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Hamilton College Republicans, Hamilton College Democrats, and HamPoll. More ...
Levitt Poll Included in N.Y. Times Op-ed
The most recent poll released by the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center was referenced in a New York Times opinion piece titled “Justin Bieber for President” which appeared on Saturday, August 14. The survey of high school students’ attitudes toward the U.S. economy and the performance of President Obama revealed significant differences in attitudes on both issues between African-American and white teens. More ...
Members of Steve Wu's class who worked on the poll.
Levitt Poll finds African-American teens more optimistic about future than white teens

A panel of students taking Labor Economics with Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu presented the results of the most recent Levitt Center Youth Poll via webcast on Thursday, April 29. It surveyed high school students’ attitudes toward the U.S. economy and the performance of President Obama.  More ...

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