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The Center's work on politics, public policy, and healthcare is often featured in the news. Poll results have appeared in media outlets like USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, and CNN, to name a few. Follow the links below to see where we've been in the news lately, and check back regularly for updates.

  • Click here to read about the Center's recently completed study of Pennsylvanians’ attitudes and perceptions about child abuse, for the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance. Called Childhood at Risk: An Exploration of Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding Child Abuse, this groundbreaking new research examines attitudes about child abuse in order to identify how misconceptions can be corrected and children can be protected. For the study, the Center conducted both a statewide telephone survey and eight focus groups across the state. PFSA is using the research results to support efforts to educate citizens and increase the likelihood that abuse and neglect will be reported. Visit the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance's website to learn more.
  • Politico recently mentioned the F&M poll in an analysis of the current state of the 2014 governor's race in Pennslyvania. Read the story here.
  • Read stories in Business Wire and Accounting Today about the Center's October 2013 survey of Certified Public Accountants in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Commissioned by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the survey asked CPAs serving as CEOs, CFOs, accounting firm partners, and other industry leaders their opinions on the economic, business, and political trends affecting their states and the U.S. economy as a whole. For press releases and full results, check out the PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants' website.

  • Join the Political Express!  On this blog, writers analyze and discuss politics, polls, and political history.  Several F&M professors contribute, including Berwood Yost.