The mission of the non-partisan Paul Simon Public Policy Institute polling is to provide citizens, policy-makers, and academic researchers with objective information about trends and issues facing society.
Sample and Geographic Coverage
The 2018 Simon Poll interviewed 1,001 registered voters across Illinois.
Live telephone interviews. Cell phone interviews accounted for 60 percent of the sample. A Spanish language version of the questionnaire and a Spanish-speaking interviewer were made available.
Margin of Error
Plus or minus 3.1 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. The margin for error will be larger for demographic, geographic and response subgroups.
Poll conducted from September 24 – 29, 2018.
Customer Research International of San Marcos, Texas.
The survey was paid for with non-tax dollars from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s endowment fund.
The “Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Poll,” the “Simon Poll” and the “Southern Illinois Poll” are the copyrighted trademarks of the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University. Use and publication of these polls is encouraged – but only with credit to the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIUC.
general outlook, midterm election, Donald Trump's record, federal tax reform, community health, sexual harassment, Illinois budget
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, "Simon Poll, Fall 2018 (statewide)" (2018). Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Statewide Polls. Paper 11.