Since 2001, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind has conducted survey research on issues of public importance. Utilizing best practices in survey methodology, PublicMind produces research that is conducted nationally and statewide. Findings from PublicMind surveys have been reported on by the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Star Ledger, Bergen Record, as well as numerous broadcast media outlets, to name a few. In addition, FDU Poll engages in research for corporate, non-profit, and government entities.
PublicMind is a charter member of the AAPOR Transparency Initiative. Membership requires the poll to provide the public with information regarding how each poll is conducted, and to provide additional information when asked. .
FDU Poll received an “A” rating from statistician Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog. The ratings measure both accuracy and bias for all major polling services in the United States, providing an update to similar research the poll watchers conducted in 2014. PublicMind’s “A” rating puts it in the top 14 of the more than 380 polling institutes reviewed and graded from A+ through F PublicMind was found to have a 94 percent accuracy rate for predicting election results, and is one of only two A-rated polling institutes with zero bias to their rankings.