American COVID-19 Sentiment Research: No, How Are You Really?

A recent article in The Atlantic was entitled, “What to Ask Instead of ‘How Are You?’ During a Pandemic.” Oops! We did just that. Meeting Street Insights and New Bridge Strategy asked 1,000 voters throughout the country to essentially tell us how they are doing emotionally during these odd times.  The most common emotions and…

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Voter Opinions on the Economic Fallout of COVID-19

The second post in the ongoing national survey series about COVID-19, How Coronavirus is Changing America, focuses on job losses and public perception of the economy. The economic disruption caused by COVID-19 is staggering. Despite the federal government’s passage of the CARES Act, PPP, and subsequent other bailout efforts, the U.S. economy has lost all…

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Minnesota Manufacturing Survey Shows Drop in Key Projections

While Minnesota’s manufacturers share broad long-term confidence about the future prospects of their companies, they are concerned about the impacts of COVID-19 on their businesses and on the broader economy. The State of Manufacturing® is an annual survey of 400 Minnesota manufacturing executives that Meeting Street Insights conducts on behalf of the Enterprise Minnesota, a…

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How to Continue Gaining Research Insights During the Coronavirus Shutdown

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Dear Meeting Street Insights Clients and Friends, Like you, I’ve been watching the situation with Coronavirus change dramatically over the past week. I hope that all of you are finding ways to stay safe and healthy during this crisis. I know many individuals and businesses are uncertain about the future. We are, too. If you…

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Voter Motivation in the 2020 Presidential Election

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A common discussion in political circles (and around certain dinner tables) has been whether voters are moved more by policies they agree with or policies they oppose. In other words, are voters voting for candidates they like or against candidates they don’t? This discussion has become even more pronounced since President Trump’s election. No president…

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What are the pros and cons of online survey research?

Online surveys are just one of the many tools that public opinion researchers have to gather data. Thanks to a proliferation of DIY online survey platforms (with funny primate names), the mechanism is widely understood and used. As with most tools, online survey research offers a host of benefits and drawbacks that are important to…

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Getting to the Heart of the Most Important Issue for Voters in 2020

With so much focus on impeachment, recession fears, and conflicts in the Middle East, it’s easy to overlook one important data point. Health care remains the most important issue for voters who are deciding how they are going to vote for U.S. Congress in November.   In fact, health care far surpasses any other voter issue.…

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Do you Know How Voters Feel About Capitalism and Socialism?

Few words in political discourse are as charged as the term socialism. Even getting people to agree on a definition is complicated. What is socialism? Is it government control of the means of production? Is it a market economy with significant government regulation? Despite how commonplace the term is in the public discourse, the reality…

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The Art and Science of Research (eBook)

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Generally speaking, most research methodologies are relatively standard tools. And like most tools, their value depends on the ability of the user. How well you balance qualitative and quantitative research can determine whether or not you win. This eBook will help you set a strategy and hypothesis, and deploy questions that expose the valuable insights…

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