Community Research Institute

Contact Us for Your Project

Dr. Tom Sutton, Director, Community Research Institute, (440) 826-2460

Media Inquiries

Dr. Tom Sutton, Director, Community Research Institute, (440) 826-2460

Dr. Lauren Copeland, Associate Director, Community Research Institute, (440) 826-3846

Shawn Salamone, Director of Public Information, (440) 826-2322

Great Lakes PollLatest Survey: BW Great Lakes Poll

Comparative opinion polls conducted in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in partnership with Oakland University (Michigan) and Ohio Northern University

March 2020 Results and Analysis:

Full data report and methodology 

News release

BW Great Lakes Poll main - Experts, partners, media contacts and poll backgrounder

Services Offered

The Baldwin Wallace University Community Research Institute (CRI) provides consulting and research services to government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, community-based organizations, businesses and media including:

  • Opinion polls and surveys
  • Focus groups and interviews
  • Content analysis
  • Demographics surveys
  • GIS social and political mapping
  • Needs assessments
  • Evaluation studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Market surveys and analyses
  • Documentary & secondary source research
  • Big data analysis
  • Social media analysis

Student Research Opportunities

CRI also serves as a laboratory for teaching BW students research methods, providing hands-on experience in applied research, and multi-media training in the methodology and substance of research on social and political issues. Experienced, full-time BW faculty make up CRI's professional staff and have direct oversight on all CRI projects.

Survey Research Center

The CRI survey research center is equipped with state-of-the-art computers and telecommunications equipment that enable accurate gathering and analysis of information using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The center is equipped with 20 call stations for conducting survey calls and data collection for analysis.

CRI Staff