The Harvard Opinion Research Program

The Harvard Opinion Research Program and SSRS conduct surveys focused on the public’s response to public health emergencies. The Harvard Opinion Research Program has played a key role in over 300 public opinion surveys on health and social policy in the U.S. and more than fifteen other countries. SSRS conducts the telephone interviews for many of the polls.

Public Views of the Zika Virus Outbreak, March 2016

“Many people in U.S. households where someone is pregnant or considering getting pregnant in the next 12 months are not aware of key facts about Zika virus, according to a new poll by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers.”

“This poll is part of an ongoing series of surveys focused on the public’s response to public health emergencies by the Harvard Opinion Research Program (HORP) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The research team includes Gillian K. SteelFisher, research scientist and deputy director of HORP; Robert J. Blendon, professor of health policy and political analysis and executive director of HORP; and Hannah Caporello, research assistant.”

“Interviews were conducted via telephone (including both landline and cell phone) for Harvard Chan School by SSRS of Media (PA). The team at SSRS includes Eran Ben-Porath, vice president of public opinion polling; Linda Lomelino, associate research director; and Rebecca Sevem, project director.”

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