CSM Students to Conduct Pulse of Southern Maryland Survey, April 3-6

CSM students record responses during a previous Pulse survey.

Student Volunteers to Poll Area Residents About Opioid Concerns, News Media Issues

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will conduct its next Pulse of Southern Maryland public opinion telephone poll from 6 to 9 p.m. April 3 to 6. 

The Pulse survey has been conducted during fall and spring semesters at CSM since 2008. After talking to thousands of Southern Maryland residents on various issues and trends, CSM has provided the community with feedback on a variety of subjects, including military presence in the region, health care, Internet access, expectations for local elected officials, the minimum wage and confidence in law enforcement.

For the spring semester, questions will focus on opioid abuse in the region and news media issues.

CSM student volunteers will be making the phone calls for four evenings from the college's La Plata Campus. The results of the survey are provided to local media for reporting in the Southern Maryland Newspapers.

The college has earned recognition from the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations, District I for its work on this initiative.

CSM students interested in volunteering to conduct the poll can register at www.csmd.edu/about/pier/pulse. For more information, contact Pat Schroeder, survey coordinator, at patsc@csmd.edu.

To view results from the fall semester surveys, visit http://bit.ly/2mJuZor and http://bit.ly/2nFllSI.