Georgia currently lacks a non-partisan survey research operation to provide citizens and policy makers with high quality and objective public opinion data. This critical data and information vacuum will be filled by the creation of the SPIA Survey Research Center which will produce the UGA-SPIA poll.

The SPIA Survey Research Center to be located in Baldwin 305 is currently under construction and is expected to be fully operational by Fall 2017. Our goal is to establish a high quality, nationally recognized polling operation whose primary focus will be on the state of Georgia. The center will be closely tied to the Department of Political Science’s Program in Applied Politics and will provide internship and employment opportunities for current students.

For more information on the SPIA Survey Research Center you can contact Professor Trey Hood at 706-583-0554 or