A 2008 poll of 1,400 Americans by the Cornell Survey Research Institute [on behalf of Prof. Suzanne Mettler] found that when people were asked whether they had "ever used a government social program," 57 percent said they had not. ... It turned out that 94 percent of those who had denied using programs had benefited from at least one; the average respondent had used four.
September 1, 2011 - An article highlighting President Obama's pick for chief economic advisor also mentions the results of a study for which SRI collected data:
For a 2011 paper, Krueger and a Swedish colleague surveyed more than 6,000 unemployed people in New Jersey each week during late 2009 and early 2010, documenting the psychological costs of joblessness.
A working paper describing the results of the study is available at:
August 10, 2011 - A promotional video for an upcoming book - 30 Lessons for Living - by Cornell professor Karl Pillemer. The video features several SRI staff speaking about their experiences while helping to collect stories for the book.
July 27, 2011 - The Cornell Chronicle reports on the results of a telephone survey conducted April 7-May 24 by Cornell's Survey Research Institute (SRI) and the University of New Hampshire Survey Center
July 20, 2011 - How American public opinion about Muslim Americans shifted in the wake of Osama Bin Laden's death.
June 1, 2011 - Cornell's Community & Regional Development Institute (CaRDI) has released a report to help guide decision-makers at multiple levels of government. The report draws heavily from the CaRDI-commissioned State of Upstate New York poll that SRI conducted during January and February of 2011.
May 16, 2011 - A report released by Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Weill Cornell Medical Center and the New York City Department for the Aging draws data from several sources, including over 4000 surveys conducted by SRI with older adults in New York State.
March 14, 2011 - Suzanne Mettler has found that many Americans who receive government benefits perceive themselves as not having received aid.
March 4, 2011, article in "The Information Society" based on a national survey conducted by SRI.
February 21, 2011 - Robert M. Groves, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, presents SRI's fifth annual speaker series with an overview of the 2010 census and comparisons to the 2000 census.