Arkansas Poll

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The 2019 Arkansas Poll, the 21st edition, asked Arkansans about guns, immigration and more. The results also offer a chance to see if Arkansans think like the rest of the nation.

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New research published in the journal Political Behavior finds few people have general knowledge of ballot measures as they go vote. The researchers used data collected in 2014 and 2016 during the annual Arkansas Poll conducted by the University of Arkansas. We speak with political science professor Janine Parry, who is also the director of the Arkansas Poll and one of the authors of the study, to learn more about the research.

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The 20th annual Arkansas Poll is being released today. Designed and analyzed by Janine Parry, professor of political science at the University of Arkansas, the annual poll is one of the oldest public state polls in the country. This year, 1,200 respondents answered questions about climate change, health care and politics.

The latest edition of the Arkansas Poll, the 19th, asks familiar questions of Arkansans and adds a few new queries this year as well. We talk to three people behind the poll about questions regarding Arkansans' state of mind on the economy, LGBTQ civic rights and more.

Pollsters have always had to contend with the answers we give them and the answers we really mean, which are not always the same thing. A "list experiment" with the new edition of the Arkansas Poll tries to battle the difference.

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