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Povich Sports and Politics Poll

In March 2021, the Povich Center launched a national sports and politics poll in collaboration with the Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement at UMD and The Washington Post.

The first poll was conducted March 12 to 18 among a random national sample of 1,500 adults and addressed topics including attendance at live sports events during the pandemic and issues related to disruptions occurring in youth sports. Each year, it's anticipated there will be as many as two Povich Center-CDCE-Washington Post polls.

The Povich Center is integrating the poll initiative into the educational experience of students in a variety of ways. Polls will provide troves of proprietary data for student reporting projects. In addition, students will help choose poll topics and the Povich Center will host panels and conversations that focus on poll results.

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