Simon Poll, Fall 2016 (statewide)



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 2016 Simon Poll interviewed 1,000 registered voters across Illinois.

Polling Method

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 27 – October 2, 2016.

Polling Agency

Customer Research International of San Marcos, Texas[1].

Funding Source

The survey was paid for with non-tax dollars from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s endowment fund.

[1] Customer Research International reports no Illinois political clients.

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Geographic coverage



general outlook, job approval, 2016 election, Illinois budget, organized labor, unions, migration, Illinois political reform, redistricting, term limits, environment, global warming, veterans

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