The University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll was launched in September 2012 with the goal of providing research-based, unbiased polling on questions of national and statewide interest. Under the direction of Jennifer Dineen, a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Department of Public Policy, the poll uses scientifically-grounded methodology to provide valuable information about the mood of the American public in a way intended to be helpful to scholars, students, and the general public alike. The partnership combines the resources of UConn, one of the top research universities in America, which boasts a long tradition of polling excellence as embodied in the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and other programs, and the Hartford Courant, the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper that has become a Pulitzer Prize-winning media company for the digital age.
About the Director
Jennifer Necci Dineen is the director of the University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll. Dr. Dineen is a faculty member in the University of Connecticut’s Department of Public Policy, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where she directs and teaches in the Graduate Program in Survey Research. Prior to joining DPP, she worked as a Project Director at the Center for Survey Research and Analysis directing studies for the U.S. Department of Labor, FDIC, Fortune 500 companies, Connecticut State Agencies, community-based organizations, educational institutions and local municipalities.
She holds a BA in Political Science from Marist College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.