About the Center
The Center for Politics and Public Affairs (CPPA) fosters the study of politics and public policy. The Center holds public and campus fora and specialized sessions dealing with a wide variety of public and political matters. In addition, it sponsors specific lectures and seminars with other institutional and community partners for the purpose of stimulating discourse on political and policy issues. The CPPA coordinates various fellowships and internship programs, conducts public policy and political research, publishes its own research on policy and political topics.
The Center for Opinion Research is the home of the nationally recognized Franklin & Marshall College Poll, which surveys citizens about public policy and political issues in Pennsylvania and nationally. Widely praised for its accuracy, this is the oldest statewide poll exclusively directed and produced in Pennsylvania.Read More