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Afro-American Newspaper and Morgan State University Partner to Launch Statewide Polling To Gauge African-American Opinion

Afro – October 23, 2018

Beyond the upcoming elections, Morgan and the AFRO look to move more of the research operation in-house and create a panel of pollsters assessing a host of issues in the American-African community, not only statewide but around the country. The polling and research analysis will be housed in Morgan’s Institute for Urban Research and led by the Institute’s director, Raymond Winbush, Ph.D. The finalized data will be available to interested organizations and entities.

“For the first time, an opinion poll conducted by an established black newspaper and an HBCU will sample the opinions of African Americans on a variety of subjects,” said Dr. Winbush. “The Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State is excited about its partnership with the AFRO to sample the opinions of African Americans who are often marginalized by other polling organizations.”

Afro MorganThe Institute for Urban Research is the primary social science research and training arm of Morgan State University. The Institute has a core staff of experienced researchers who seek to improve the response of governmental, nongovernmental, private and other institutions to the challenges of poverty, unemployment, poor health, truancy and other urban and regional problems. Through its Community Development Resource Center, Family Life Center and Survey Research Center, the Institute provides a wide range of research and outreach services that include technical assistance to community-based agencies in Baltimore and Central Maryland. The Institute provides many opportunities for students to develop research skills and gain hands-on experience, through stipends, internships and research assistantships. It also assists faculty in preparing grant proposals, designing research studies and analyzing research data. Read full article here.