Media and Polling
BCSR is distinguished in providing timely and accurate data on public opinion for New York City and beyond. Through partnership with media outlets, such as NY1, BCSR polls have covered major city-wide issues from politics and polling for Mayoral races, to key social issues such as Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.
Capabilities and Services
Major city polls are conducted through a state-of-the-art, full-service survey Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) lab. BSCR uses vetted, multi-lingual interviewers who undergo training and supervision on each survey. Polls are typically deployed at the BCSR CATI lab in New York City. During emergencies, such as COVID-19, interviewers with appropriate home workspaces work on polls remotely using our state-of-the-art software. All BCSR surveys are representative and can be tailored to obtain more precise estimates of specific areas of the city or specific demographics.
All interviewers are trained and certified in Human Subjects Research by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and are thoroughly monitored by supervisors and staff for quality and compliance.
To enhance polling results and interpretation, BCSR also provides exceptional political commentators who are experienced in presenting results and discussing the broader political, social and economic implications on live television and radio. BCSR is a non-partisan organization.
Selected Ongoing and Past Projects
- 2017 – New York State Poll: 2018 & 2020 elections, NY State Issues, Sexual Harassment, 800 NY State residents, telephone
- 2017 – The City Poll: 2017 Mayoral Election; Superstorm Sandy after 5 Years, 1079 NYC
residents, 800 likely voters, telephone
- 2017 – The City Poll: NYC Subways, 800 NYC residents, telephone
- 2017 – The City Poll: Mayor de Blasio at 3 years, 800 NYC residents, telephone
- 2016 – The City Poll: 2016 Election
- 2016 – New York State Presidential Primary, NYS likely voters, telephone
- 2016 – The City Poll: Mayor at Mid-term, 800 NYC residents, telephone
- 2015 – The City Poll: Pope’s visit: 800 NYC residents, telephone
- 2015 – The City Poll: Bronx poll: 800 Bronx residents, telephone
- 2015 – The City Poll: Queens poll: 800 Queens residents, telephone
- 2015 – The City Poll: Mayor de Blasio: 800 NYC residents, telephone