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In the News


  • Our Hidden Government Benefits
    • A 2008 poll of 1,400 Americans by the Cornell Survey Research Institute [on behalf of Prof. Suzanne Mettler] found that when people were asked whether they had "ever used a government social program," 57 percent said they had not. ... It turned out that 94 percent of those who had denied using programs had benefited from at least one; the average respondent had used four.

  • Alan Krueger - Picked for Chief Economic Advisor
    • September 1, 2011 - An article highlighting President Obama's pick for chief economic advisor also mentions the results of a study for which SRI collected data:

      For a 2011 paper, Krueger and a Swedish colleague surveyed more than 6,000 unemployed people in New Jersey each week during late 2009 and early 2010, documenting the psychological costs of joblessness.

      A working paper describing the results of the study is available at:

  • Upstate New York in Profile
    • June 1, 2011 - Cornell's Community & Regional Development Institute (CaRDI) has released a report to help guide decision-makers at multiple levels of government. The report draws heavily from the CaRDI-commissioned State of Upstate New York poll that SRI conducted during January and February of 2011.

  • Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study
    • May 16, 2011 - A report released by Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Weill Cornell Medical Center and the New York City Department for the Aging draws data from several sources, including over 4000 surveys conducted by SRI with older adults in New York State.