About Us

Founded in 1980 at Siena College in New York’s Capital District, the Siena College Research Institute (SCRI) conducts regional, statewide and national surveys on business, economic, political, voter, social, academic and historical issues. The surveys include both expert and public opinion polls.

Siena students and students from other colleges participate in each and every survey conducted. Their experiences allow them to gain experience in political science, computing, communications, sociology, and psychology in a professional setting. SCRI frequently employs interns that participate in special projects including event planning, in-depth research, report writing and analysis.

The results of SCRI surveys have been published in major regional and national newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as in scholarly journals, books and encyclopedias (both print and online). Survey results are regularly featured on local and national television and radio.

SCRI conducts the Siena New York Poll, a monthly snapshot poll of registered voters from throughout New York State on timely political topics, and the New York State Index of Consumer Sentiment, a monthly look at New Yorkers’ willingness to spend. SCRI also produces a quarterly consumer real estate sentiment scores. Respondents provided views on the current and future climate of the real estate market as well as whether or not it is a good time to buy or sell properties.

SCRI subscribes to the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Code of Professional Ethics and Practices.

SCRI is frequently commissioned to conduct surveys for organizations, businesses, and local and state government agencies. For more information contact us at SienaResearch@Siena.edu.