Earl Survey Research Lab to Announce Post-Election Survey Results

Undergraduate students conducted interviews on many high-profile political topics.

WHAT: Texas Tech University’s Earl Survey Research Lab (ESRL) will announce the results of its 2017 Post-Election Survey during a news conference.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Wednesday (April 26)

WHERE: Holden Hall, Room 119A (Davis Library)

EVENT: From March 20 to April 13, undergraduate students conducted interviews as part of a joint project between visiting instructor Jared Perkins’ Political Analysis class and ESRL director Sara Norman’s Introduction to American Government class, both in the Department of Political Science.

Survey topics included President Donald Trump’s approval rating, the travel ban on residents of primarily Muslim countries entering the United States, health care, abortion, transgender bathrooms, gay marriage, the legalization of marijuana and school funding.

CONTACT: Jared Perkins, visiting instructor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7669 or ; Sara Norman, Earl Survey Research Lab director, Department of Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7364 or  

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Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The department offers graduate study in American politics, public administration, comparative politics, international relations and political theory.


Earl Survey Research Lab

The mission of the ESRL is to provide survey research services to the university community and to public sector agencies and organizations. Along with the Center for Public Service, ESRL serves as a support resource for students, faculty and administrators involved in survey and social science instruction and research.

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