Survey is largest ever conducted in state, holds small margin of error
A 54-question survey developed and implemented by graduate students at Drake University in Des Moines shows within less than a 2 percent margin of error that an overwhelming majority of Iowans support same-sex marriage.
The survey was conducted between June 6 and 17, and gauged the attitudes of 1,760 Iowans (making it the largest study of its kind completed in the state). It is the result of a project created for the capstone course in Drake’s Master of Public Administration program. The course, “Applying Innovative Solutions to Current Problems,” was recently added to the curriculum as an opportunity for students to work together to apply key theories and strategies learned throughout the program. Students determined the survey topic.
“Social issues such as the same-sex marriage debate have been a major discussion at the forefront of our political and social belief systems here in Iowa for several years now,” said Adam Fanning, one of the Drake graduate students. “It has been fascinating to see how the people of Iowa feel about this issue in terms of where we came from, where we are currently and where we are headed.”
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