The Delta Rural Poll (DRP), a telephone survey of residents living in 11 Mississippi counties, will begin Jan. 20, 2009. It will continue for three to four weeks.
The DRP is an effort led by Delta State University’s Institute for Community-Based Research in partnership with the Division of Social Sciences and theCenter for Community and Economic Development.
Launched in 2003, the telephone survey occurs every other year. It arose from therecognition of the need to obtain socioeconomic data from individuals and households across the Delta.
The Wolfgang Frese Survey Research Laboratory at Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center collects the telephone survey data. A random sample of households is selected to participate from 11 counties in the Delta region (Bolivar, Coahoma, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica and Washington).
“We hope that anyone contacted by Mississippi State’s telephone interviewers will agree to participate in this extremely important survey,” said Dr. John Green, director of the Institute for Community-Based Research. “This is a legitimate university-affiliated study, and the information collected through this effort is critical to our understanding of the characteristics, needs and interests of people living in this region.”
Summary reports from the DRP are made publicly available and shared with students, community organizations, policymakersand others.
For more information concerning the Delta Rural Poll, please contact Green at (662) 846-4069, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org