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We are critical thinkers that get excited about the inherent problem-solving involved in survey based research

At SSRS, we believe in refining the research process.

We provide innovative methodologies, optimized sample designs, questionnaire refinement, and ways to reach low incidence populations.

Innovative Methodologies 100%
Optimized Sample Designs 100%
Questionnaire Refinement 100%
Reaching Low Incidence Populations 100%
Qualitative Data Analysis 100%

Executive & Account Teams

Our dedicated team works with clients to maximize quality and provide superior service.

Melissa Herrmann


David Dutwin, Ph.D.

EVP & Chief Methodologist

Eran Ben-Porath, Ph.D.


Chuck McCormick

Chief Operating Officer

Holly Heline Jarrell

Chief Business Officer

Chintan Turakhia

EVP – Strategic Research & Emerging Technologies

Jordon Peugh

EVP – Health Policy & Public Opinion Research

Rich Luker, Ph.D.

Founder Emeritus – Sports Poll

Chad Menefee, Ph.D.

EVP – Strategic Intelligence

Jonathan Best

VP – Advanced Scientific Methods

Robyn Rapoport

VP – Health Care, Public Policy & International Research

Susan Sherr, Ph.D.

VP Demographic Policy & Research

Michele Salomon

Vice President

Mark Schulman

Senior Research Consultant

Sheri Lambert


Sean Scalley

Sports & Leisure Account Executive

Deb Winneberger

Consumer & Market Insights Account Executive

Lydia Dubuisson

Director, Sports Intelligence

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The Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research

The Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research (WIN) is a global network conducting market research and opinion polls in every continent.  The WIN network is comprised of 40 of the most important market research organizations, industry leaders and innovators covering more than 50 countries.

WIN focuses on:

  • Thought leadership: Providing access to a group of the most prominent experts and business entrepreneurs in Market Research, Polling and Consultancy
  • Flexibility: Tailor made global and local solutions to meet clients’ needs
  • Innovation: Access to the latest strategic consultancy, tool development and branded solutions
  • Local experts: Access to a network of experts that truly understand the local culture, market and business needs
  • Trust: Highest quality among talented members in all countries covered

The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)

Founded in 1947, the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) is the leading association of public opinion and survey research professionals.  The AAPOR community includes producers and users of survey data from a variety of disciplines. Members span a range of interests including election polling, market research, statistics, research methodology, health related data collection and education.

SSRS Accepted as Charter Member of the AAPOR Transparency Initiative

Launched in October 2014, the Transparency Initiative seeks to encourage broader and more effective disclosure of research methods by all organizations, with the goal of promoting methodological disclosure.  By joining AAPOR in this initiative, SSRS is effectively increasing its adherence to AAPOR’s Code of Professional Ethics and Practices and promoting greater understanding of how methodology relates to overall survey quality.

The Insights Association

Officially launched in January, 2017, the Insights Association was formed through the merger of two organizations with long, respected histories of servicing the market research industry: CASRO and MRA. The result is a new, larger and more connected association with a unified, coordinated and higher profile voice, aligned in mission and message, and ultimately more effective at advancing the industry and profession in which we all share an abiding passion.  The Insights Association strives to effectively represent, advance, and grow the research profession and industry.

SSRS Makes the 2018 AMA GOLD TOP 50 Report

SSRS is proud to announce that it has once again made the AMA GOLD TOP 50 Report. The list has been compiled for more than four decades, and it highlights the nation’s top research firms based on total revenue and rate of revenue growth or decline. Other company data are also considered, including management, services and specializations.