The Goucher Poll is conducted in a 40-station, computer-aided telephone interviewer (CATI) lab. Using a random sample of landlines and cell phones, the Goucher Poll measures the opinions of Maryland residents and voters on important policy, social, and economic issues. The poll results and a methodology statement are released to members of the media and other interested groups as a public service to the state.
The Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center is a member of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations and the American Association for Public Opinion Research Transparency Initiative.
The Goucher Poll is fully funded by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center endowment and does not take additional funding from outside sources.
Recent Goucher Poll Results
February 2019 Part 2—Marylanders express trust in state government and continue to hold a positive opinion toward the direction of the state, the Maryland economy, and Gov. Larry Hogan.
February 2019 Part 1—Marylanders support raising minimum wage, legalizing recreational marijuana, and banning Styrofoam containers.
February 2019 Press Release —This poll asked Maryland residents about their opinions toward Old Bay Seasoning.
- February 1, 2018
The Goucher Poll surveys Maryland twice yearly. In their Fall poll, they asked about race, immigration, politics, and a variety of issues facing Maryland.
- September 26, 2017
WBAL profiles Goucher students conducting the Goucher Poll with Dr. Mileah Kromer of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center.