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Castleton Polling Institute

Vision

The Castleton Polling Institute aims to be the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for understanding public opinion in Vermont. 

Mission

The Castleton Polling Institute is committed to the highest quality data collection from survey research and polling. We employ the best practices in scientific survey research and focus group research to collect data from human subjects and generate information that either contributes to the public debate on an issue or gives clients important attitudinal information about their current and prospective customers or clients. 

The Castleton Polling Institute is a resource for government, non-profit, and private entities that need data collection or evaluation assistance. 

In the process of polling and focus groups, the Institute contributes to the educational mission of the college by involving students in original research, data collection and data analysis. Students learn about the process of data collection as well as the substance of public attitudes.