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Vermonter Poll

Every year the Center for Rural Studies takes the "pulse" of Vermonters. Since 1990, the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont has conducted seventeen state-wide polls of Vermont residents. The Vermonter Poll is a unique opportunity for researchers, policy makers, social advocates, and citizens to examine changes in public opinion regarding contemporary issues in the public arena.

Past Vermonter Poll Reports

Publically available Vermonter Poll reports can be found here. All Vermonter Poll data is published in distinct reports.

What is the Vermonter Poll?

The Vermonter Poll is a statistically representative, statewide telephone poll conducted annually by CRS, usually in February or March each year. Households are selected randomly using a list of telephone numbers generated from Vermont telephone directories. In 2009, 615 Vermont households were surveyed. Vermonter poll results are released to the state-wide media as they become available.

Sponsoring VT Poll Survey Questions

Researchers, policy makers, social advocates, organizations and institutions may sponsor questions to be included in the Vermonter Poll. If you have a question about the Vermonter Poll or would like to inquire about how the Vermonter Poll can help your organization, contact Thomas DeSisto.

What about the issue of "wireless-only" households?

The Vermonter Poll is a statistically representative of Vermonter households with landline telephones. According to the most recent estimates, only 5.1 percent of Vermont households have at least one wireless cellular phone, but no landline telephone. As a state, Vermont has the lowest level of "wireless-only" households in the country. Blumberg et al. (2009). Wireless Substitution: State-level Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January - December 2007. National Health Statistics Report, 14.

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