Louisiana State University’s Public Policy Research Lab (PPRL) is a research center dedicated to high quality, state-of-the-art data collection and analytics, with a special emphasis on survey research. For more than 15 years we have advanced both practical and scholarly research while playing a leadership role in public policy development at the state and national level. We serve government agencies, non-profit organizations, business and industry, as well as academic researchers.Learn More
Louisiana, and the Baton Rouge metropolitan area in particular, endured a series of tumultuous events in the summer of 2016, including the shooting of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police officers, protests in response to this shooting, the murders of law enforcement officers Montrell Jackson, Brad Garafola and Matthew Gerald, and unprecedented flooding.
To better understand how residents of Louisiana have reacted to these events and the profound social issues they raise, the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University commissioned the Community Resilience Study. The study consists of a survey administered to a statewide sample of adult Louisiana residents as well as a sample of residents in the metro Baton Rouge area: East Baton Rouge Parish, Ascension Parish and Livingston Parish.See More Projects
“The results from the Louisiana Survey should provide state leaders with an invaluable resource – and used wisely- should help advance the rebuilding process.”
“We needed a high quality survey done quickly because we wanted to capture time sensitive data. The staff at the PPRL helped us develop a great instrument, and collected nearly a 1,000 interviews in a very short period of time. They did a great job, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
“Our Planning team wanted to fill gaps with new programming, not duplicate already existing services for children who have exceptionalities. PPRL met with us from the start to listen to our goals. From that meeting, we quickly moved forward with a survey that reached our audience and fit our budget. Their work gave us a clear picture of needs from the people who will use our services.”