With the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Teaching, Research & International Policy (TRIP) Project will issue regular “snap polls” as international events unfold in order to provide policymakers and the public with real-time information on the views of international relations experts.
The TRIP Snap Polls survey all individuals employed at a U.S. university in a political science department or policy school who teach or conduct research on issues that cross international borders.
January 2015 Snap Poll: Ten Questions on Current Global Issues for International Relations Scholars
Of the 4185 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 1395 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 33 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.14 percent.
May 2014 Snap Poll: Ukraine, Energy and the Middle East
Of the 2882 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 950 responded. The resulting response rate is approximately 33 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.6 percent.
March 2014 Snap Poll: Syria, Ukraine and the U.S. Defense Budget
Our first snap poll was sent to 2,805 IR scholars and received 908 responses, a response rate of approximately 30 percent. The margin of error for the poll is +/-2.7 percent. This poll featured nine questions on a variety of issues, including the emerging crisis in Ukraine, Syria’s chemical weapons and U.S. defense spending.