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  • Poll: New York residents remain concerned about gas-drilling risks
    • Thursday, June 7, 2012 - The Central New York Business Journal reports on the results of SRI's recent Empire State Poll:

      A majority of New Yorkers feel the risks of natural-gas drilling outweigh the potential revenues, according to a new poll from Cornell University's Survey Research Institute.

  • ICYMI: Cornell poll on gas drilling in NY
    • Thursday, June 7, 2012 - Politics on the Hudson reports on the results of SRI's recent Empire State Poll:

      The Cornell University Survey Research Institute released its latest look at hydrofracking and natural-gas drilling, finding more New Yorkers believe the risks outweigh the rewards as the state debates whether to green-light the extraction process.

      The poll, released quietly last week but officially announced today, is the culmination of a three-year look at New York's opinion on hydrofracking, according to the university.

  • New Yorkers Say Drilling Risks Outweigh Rewards
    • Thursday, June 7, 2012 - Ithaca, NY (WIBX) - WIBX of Utica reports on the results of SRI's recent Empire State Poll:

      According to Survey Director Yasamin Miller, the latest Empire State Poll conducted by the Survey Research Institute at Cornell University says that New Yorkers are putting requirements on their energy suppliers.

  • Longmont on the Front Lines of Fracking Controversy
    • Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - KUNC of Northern Colorado reports on the results of SRI's recent Empire State Poll:

      Yasamin Miller, director of Cornell University's Survey Research Institute, says it's no surprise that the local city council chambers and now the ballot box is the new venue of choice for anti-fracking activists.

  • Elizabeth Warren on Scott Brown's heels in Globe poll
    • Saturday, June 2, 2012 - The Boston Globe reports on results of a poll that was conducted, in part, by SRI:

      Despite a five-week drubbing over her claims to Native American heritage, Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren remains neck and neck with US Senator Scott Brown, a Republican, as she heads into Saturday's state party convention, a new Globe poll shows.

  • SRI's 6th Annual Speaker – Understanding a global network: research at Facebook
    • Friday, April 6, 2012 - Thomas M. Lento, a data scientist at Facebook, presents SRI's sixth annual speaker series.
      With over 800 million users connected by more than 100 billion edges, Facebook represents one of the largest social network data sets in the world. This talk uses research published by the Facebook Data Team to highlight some of the opportunities and challenges of using such large scale data, including technical challenges and problems with contextualizing aggregated results. The talk will focus on how such behavioral analysis both complements and compares with survey-based approaches, and concludes with a case study of published research that combines the two methods.