Last updated on: 1/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Virginia Tech Center for Survey Research Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“As a publicly-funded academic institution with diverse constituencies, we do not take formal organizational positions on contemporary topics of public debate.

The Survey Center does monitor public opinion of Virginia citizens on the subject of support or opposition to legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, but we use only one question on this topic in our annual survey on various issues affecting Virginians (in 2002, more than 7 in 10 Virginians agreed with legalizing it for medical use). This question has been asked in our annual spring survey each year since 1997.”

Feb. 14, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Virginia Tech Center for Survey Research (CSR) was established in 1990 to respond to the expanding need for comprehensive survey research, data collection, and analyses services at Virginia Tech as well as throughout the Commonwealth and nation. The CSR conducts research design consultation, telephone surveys, mail surveys, and web-based surveys, statistical analyses, and other vital data functions for virtually every area of social research, evaluation, and policy analysis. CSR completes 40-50 research projects annually.”

Virginia Tech Center for Survey Research website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Mission:

“To help our clients to achieve their goals by providing survey-based information that is objective, accurate, relevant, timely and clear.”

“Homepage,” Center for Research website (accessed May 20, 2008)

Other:
Research and teaching facility