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Bob Graham Center for Public Service in collaboration with the UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research


Polling

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service has partnered with to the Bureau of Economic and Business Research to assess the attitudes of Floridians on a host of public issues. 

Our Survey Research services were utilized to evaluate public opion of Floridians on critical issues being considered by the Florida Legislature including:

  • to allow undocumented students who have attended Florida high schools for at least three years to receive in-state tuition at universities;
  • to require Internet retailers to pay state sales tax;
  • to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; and
  • to close pension plans to all new state employees in favor of a 401(k) investment plan.

Press Releases from Polling Regarding 2013 Legislature

Poll shows overwhelming support for ban on texting while driving

Poll shows overwhelming support for ban on texting while drivingGAINESVILLE, Fla. — An overwhelming majority of Floridians supports legislation that would ban texting while driving, according to a new University of Florida poll.

The poll, conducted by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in collaboration with the UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research, found that 95 percent of respondents support legislation that would ban texting while driving. Four percent oppose the legislation.

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Floridians support ban on sexual orientation discrimination, UF poll finds

Floridians support ban on sexual orientation discrimination, UF poll findsGAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most Floridians support legislation that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according to a new University of Florida poll.

The poll, conducted by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in collaboration with the UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research, found that 73 percent of respondents support the Competitive Workforce Act while 24 percent oppose it.

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Social Media and Civic Engagment

Social Media and Civic Engagement at the University of FloridaThe Bureau of Economic and Business Research partnered with the Bob Graham Center to assess the degree in which students are involved in community service and civic activism, and what role social media plays influencing their decisions. The Center used our Survey Research services to obtain an understanding of how these technologies can develop informed, skilled, and ongaged citizens. 


Florida League of Cities - Invited Presentation 

On August 16, 2013, former Senator Graham and BEBR director McCarty addressed participants in the Florida League of Cities Conference, which included over 600 elected officials and senior staff from cities all over the Florida.

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Collaboration with Bob Graham Center