TRIP Snap Polls

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.

April 2015 Snap Poll: IR Scholars React to Proposed Nuclear Agreement with Iran

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The poll was open April 6-7, 2015. Of the 4,169 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 921 responded. The resulting
response rate is approximately 22 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.85 percent. 

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March 2015 Snap Poll: Ten Questions on Current Global Issues for International Relations Scholars

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The poll was open March 9-10, 2015. Of the 4,185 scholars across the U.S. that we contacted, 1,054 responded. The resulting
response rate is approximately 25 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/-2.6 percent. 

January 2015 Snap Poll: Ten Questions on Current Global Issues for International Relations Scholars

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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 

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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

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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.