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2014

April 17, 2014 - (Independent Research)

• Real Estate Sentiment Positive; Nearly Twice as Many NY’ers See Improvement as See Decline; Half Expect More Market Strength
• Buyer Advantage Gone in Many Areas;  Sellers Expected to Profit

March 04, 2014 - (Independent Research)

• Majority in 3 States Favorable on Hillary Clinton; Give Former Sec of State 2016 Lead over Christie, Paul & Ryan 
• Voters in NJ, NY & Virginia in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage, National Gun Registry, Keystone Pipeline, Minimum Wage Hike, Med Marijuana; States Mixed on Obamacare, Unemployment Extension
• Cuomo Stronger in NY than Christie in Jersey or McAuliffe in Virginia
• NY & NJ Voters see Global Climate Change; Virginians Mixed 
State Comparison Crosstabs     New Jersey Crosstabs     New York Crosstabs     Virginia Crosstabs

 

February 15, 2014 - (Independent Research)

• Eleanor Roosevelt Retains Top Spot as America’s Best First Lady
• Michelle Obama Enters Study as 5th, Hillary Clinton Drops to 6th
• Clinton Seen First Lady Most as Presidential Material; Laura Bush, Pat Nixon, Mamie Eisenhower, Bess Truman Could Have Done More in Office
• Eleanor & FDR Top Power Couple; Mary Drags Lincolns Down in the Ratings
For Additional Information, Visit the 2014 First Ladies Study Homepage

February 3, 2014 - (Independent Research)

• Real Estate Market Remains Strong; Values Seen to be Increasing
• Pendulum Swinging Towards Sellers After Years of Buyer Advantage

 

January 27, 2014 - (Independent Research)

• CEO Confidence Up; Cautiously Optimistic on Revenue, Profit Growth; Capital Region Strongest Region
• Half See Ample Supply of Trained Local Workers; Most Give Poor Grades to Job Applicants
• Business Leaders Worry about Health Care Costs, Gov Regulation; Have Little Confidence in Albany, Less in D.C.
• 34% Support Tax-Free NY Plan; 2/3rds Dread Obamacare 
Crosstabs

2013

December 11, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• Charitable Giving, Volunteering Widespread during Holiday Season
• 60% Finish 2013 Satisfied, With Fond Memories; 1/3 Make New Year’s Resolutions
• 3/4’s Put up Tree; Artificial Leads Real 57 to 42%; 30% Believe in Santa

November 25, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• 51% of NY’ers Will Spend Over $500 on Gifts; One in Three under $300 
• Majority Shopping for Needs More than Wants; Online Shopping Up
• 64% Say Stores Should be Closed on Thanksgiving but One in Ten will Shop
• Turkey Tops Stuffing as Favorite Food; 24% Expect to Put on Pounds this Season
Crosstabs

October 23, 2013 - (Independent Research)

 NY’ers See Strong & Stable Real Estate Market 
All Regions, Overall Market, Buyers and Sellers – Real Estate Thriving

July 17, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• Real Estate is Back!! 
• NY’ers See Strong Overall Market, Opportunities for Buyers and Sellers

May 21, 2013 - (Independent Research)

 Drugpolicy.org/Siena College Study

April 24, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• NY:  Plurality say, “Give Sandy Victims $10K to Rebuild”, 48% to 33%
• NJ:  Split – 43% Prefer Tear Down
NY Crosstabs     NJ Crosstabs    Eagleton Blog

April 17, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers’ View on Real Estate Strengthens over 1st Quarter 2013
• Longstanding Buyer Advantage Shrinking as Market Moves towards Win:Win

April 15, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• Tax Day: 46% Say Paid Too Much in Taxes, 57% Get Refund; Most Use it to Pay Bills, Save for Rainy Day
• NY’ers Give So-So Grade on Nation’s, Their Own Economic Report Card
• About 40% Don’t Think National Dem’s or Rep’s Have Good Plan for Economy, Social Security, Deficit or Healthcare
Crosstabs

April 12, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers Rank Yankees as Favorite Team; Giants 2nd, Mets 3rd
• 43% to 33%, NY Voters Support Legalizing Mixed Martial Arts
• Most Predict Successful Season for Jeter, Rivera; 56% Expect Yanks to Make Playoffs
Crosstabs

January 24, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers’ View on Real Estate Market Turns Positive for First Time in 3 Years
• All Regions, All Groups See Improvement in Housing Values, Market Condition
• Gap Between Buyers and Sellers Shrinks;  Moving towards Thriving Market

2012

November 20, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Every Indicator Up; Holiday Spending Plans Increase in 2012
• 38% Say Retailers Should be Open on Thanksgiving; Nearly ¼ Plan Black Friday Shopping
• Volunteering, Belief in Santa Rise; 27% Worry about Putting on Pounds
Crosstabs

November 01, 2012 - (Independent Research)

Majority See Economy Improving Nationally and in Massachusetts
Better Off Than 4 Years Ago? In MASS, 47% “YES”, 42% “NO”
64% or More Worried about Gas, Food & Heating Costs
Most Support Tax Increase on High Earners, More Domestic Energy; Evenly Divided on Repealing Health Care Legislation
Crosstabs

October 22, 2012 - (Independent Research)

Better Off Than 4 Years Ago? In CT, 51% “NO”, 38% “YES”
71% or More Worried about Gas, Food & Heating Costs
49% Think Country’s Best Economic Days are Behind Us
Most Support Tax Increase on High Earners, More Domestic Energy; Evenly Divided on Repealing Health Care Legislation
Crosstabs

October 18, 2012 - (Independent Research)

NY’ers Attitude Towards Real Estate Market Continues to Improve, Approaches Breakeven Point
NYC Suburbs, LI Show Large Gain in Current Market & Prospects for Sellers
Advantage of Buyers over Sellers Shrinking

October 12, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Better Off Than 4 Years Ago? In NY, 47% “NO”, 35% “YES”
• 40% Say Monthly Cash Flow, Savings, Worse than in 2008
• NY’ers Evenly Divided on Nation’s Economic Future
• Most Support Tax Increase on High Earners, More Domestic Energy; Oppose Repealing Health Care Legislation 43 to 40%
Crosstabs

October 11, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Better Off Than 4 Years Ago? In PA, 42% “NO”, 36% “YES”
• 69% or More Worried about Gas, Food & Heating Costs
• 2nd Year in a Row – 60%Think Country’s Best Days are Behind
• Most Support Tax Increase on High Earners, More Domestic Energy; 48% to 36% Want Health Care Legislation Repealed
Crosstabs

July 18, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Real Estate Tide is Turning; Overall Market Appraisal Best in 10 Quarters
• NYC Leads the Way; City Residents See Real Estate Moving Towards Win-Win
• Tough Time to Sell Continues but Buyer Advantage Shrinking

April 18, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Consumer Appraisal of Market Up, Hits Two-Year High
• NY’ers Still Say, “Great Time to Buy”
• Improved Outlook Strongest in New York City

April 16, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Tax Day: 43% Say Paid Too Much in Taxes, 53% Get Refund; Most Use it to Pay Bills, Save for Rainy Day
• Majority: Increase Taxes on Wealthy Rather than Cuts across Board
• 30% Better Off than Last Year; 31% Went Backwards
• Social Security Worries Persist; 63% Afraid Retirement System will be Bankrupt by 2032 unless Something is Done
Crosstabs

April 13, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers Give Sanchez Slight Nod over Tebow as Jets QB
• Yankees Top Team; Jeter NY’s No. 1 Athlete; Giants and Eli Closing Gap
• Majority Oppose Mixed Martial Arts; 65% Believe Pettitte will Succeed
Crosstabs

February 02, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Nearly Half County Residents Say Quality of Life for Most has Gotten Worse
• Jobs, Housing, Youth, Food all Significant Problem for Low Income
• As Needs Increase, Public and Professionals Call for More Programs as well as Greater Personal Responsibility
Video

January 31, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• First Niagara Fifth Annual

  Survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders 

  Full Report

January 23, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Most Expect Market to Hold Steady or Improve a Little in Year to Come
• Sentiment towards Current Real Estate Market Edges Lower; Hits 2-Year Low
• Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse Least Forlorn; Improvement Expected in Most Areas

2011

December 15, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• 49% Say ‘Country’s Best Economic Days Behind Us’
• Gas, Food, Heating Costs Hardship for Most; Still, 41% Add to Savings
• Since Fall of ’07: Cutting Back and Layoffs Norm for Many
• 68% See Government as More Problem Than Solution on Economic Issues
Crosstabs

December 09, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Majority Say ‘Country’s Best Economic Days Behind Us’
• Gas, Food, Heating Costs Hardship for Most; Only about 1/3 Able to Save
• Since Fall of ’07: Cutting Back and Layoffs Norm for Many
• 66% See Government as More Problem Than Solution on Economic Issues
Crosstabs

December 06, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Faith in the Economy Drops in PA; 60% Say ‘Best Days Behind Us’
• Gas, Food Costs, Increasing Concern; Savings Rate Down, Debt Up
• Since Fall of ’07: Cutting Back and Layoffs Norm for Many
• 78% See Government as More Problem Than Solution on Economic Issues
Crosstabs

December 05, 2011 - (Independent Research)

 • Despite Tough Economic Year, NY Civic Health Stable
 • Participation in Civic Responsibilities and Duties Low like Volunteering and Voting Trail Nation
 • New Yorkers Highly Social and Informed; Engagement in Group Meetings and Community Participation Lacking
Full Report    New Yorkers Volunteer

November 22, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers Plan Slight Increase in Holiday Spending
• 83% Intend to Pay Now Shun Credit
• Parties, Friends and Family, Charitable Giving Greet Season
Crosstabs

October 19, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Consumer Appraisal of Real Estate Market Hits 2-Year Low
• Most New Yorkers Now Anticipate Down Market to Persist through 2012
• Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, NYC Expect Rebound; Hard-hit LI, Mid-Hudson See None

September 29, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Majority of NY’ers Support Casino Gambling Constitutional Amendment
• Bronx Bombers Top Team; Yankee Stadium Favorite Venue; Jeter Favorite Athlete
• 79% Say Yankees Will Likely Win Series; Phillies Top Threat
• Support for MMA Down; Opposition High to Paying College Athletes
Crosstabs

September 19, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Nearly Half of NY’ers Say Recent Storms Affected Their Area
• Only 28% Were Very Prepared; Nearly 2/3rds No More Ready Today
• Concern High For Terrorist Attack, Natural Disaster But 55% Say U.S. Safer Today than on 9/11
Crosstabs

September 07, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• 64% Say Government More Problem than Solution on the Economy
• Small Majority think America’s Best Financial Days Behind Us
• Last Four Years:  56% Have Used Savings, 37% Behind in Bills,
  30% Lost Job or Laid Off, 30% Borrowed for Necessities; Less than Half had Week Vacation
• Support Infrastructure Development, Ending War, Balanced Fed Budget & Increased Taxes for Wealthy;
  Oppose Cuts to Entitlements; Divided on Health Care
Crosstabs

August 29, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• 72% Say Cell Phones, Computers Have Made Life Better
• 92% Use Cell Phones; 86% Computers
• New Technologies Provide Information and Connections but Some Say Causes Anxiety and Used Too Much by Children
• Problems Include Talking/Texting while Driving, Internet Bullying, Pornography and Cyber Crime
Crosstabs

July 23, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Special Newsday/Siena Nassau County Poll
• New York Islanders Coliseum Vote
 

July 20, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Faith in Real Estate Slips across NY This Quarter
• Biggest Loss of Confidence in NYC Suburbs; NYC Dips; Upstate Holding On
• Great Time to Buy, Selling Troubles Persist; NY’ers Still Believe in Better Tomorrow

June 21, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Gen X’ers Worried about Retirement: Preparation Lags High Hopes
• Only 29% Have a Plan, Less than Half are Saving, Small 11% Very Confident will Retain Lifestyle in Golden Years
• 71% Agree, Social Security Could be Bankrupt in 2035
Crosstabs

June 08, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• New Poll Of New Yorkers Finds Lingering Doubts
• About Official Explanation Of 9/11 Attacks,
• Including Third Tower's Collapse
Crosstabs

April 21, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• New Yorkers Sense Improving Real Estate Market
• Weak Market Making Slow Progress
• Faith in Long Term Solid; Downstate Predicts Recovery Sooner than Upstate
 

April 18, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• On Tax Day: 42% Say Paid Too Much in Taxes, 52% Get Refund; Most Use it to Pay Bills
• Two-Thirds Agree, Social Security Could be Bankrupt in 2035
• Less than 50% Actively Saving for Retirement; Only 20% Say Income Greater than Expenses Last Year
• Retirees Count on Social Security, Fear Younger Generation will have Worse Quality of Life in Golden Years
Crosstabs
 

March 15, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Jeter Top Choice – Favorite NY Athlete of All Time; Ruth Second
• Yankees Top Team; 30% Say Bombers #1, 56% Root for Pinstripes;
• Giants, Jets, Mets and Knicks Round out Top Five NY Teams
• NY’ers Side with NFL Players against Owners, Want Instant Replay in Baseball, Divided on Making Mixed Martial Arts Legal
• 59% Call Themselves “Sports Fan”; 19% Fanatic, 28% Couldn’t Care Less
Crosstabs

March 08, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• 41% of NY’ers – Quality of Life has Gotten Worse
• 30% Expect Better next 10 Years; 35% Expect More Decline
• See Significant Improvement in Technology, Environmental Issues & Tolerance,
Less So in Transportation, Health Care, Economic Opportunity and Affordability
• Majority Predict Gains in Most Areas; Not in Taking Care of Poor,
Providing High Quality Education or Controlling Taxes
Crosstabs

February 10, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• First Niagara
  Fourth Annual Survey of
  Upstate New York Business Leaders
Full Report

January 19, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Consumers Remain Bearish on Current Market; Recovery Expected Sooner Downstate
• Great Time to Buy Today; Won’t Last Forever, NY’ers Say
• Underlying Confidence in Real Estate Strong; All Future Numbers Positive

2010

December 08, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• New York Trails Nation in Two of Five Civic Health Areas
• Participation in Civic Responsibilities and Duties Low
• New Yorkers Highly Social and Informed;
• Engagement in Group Meetings and Community Participation Lacking
Full Report

November 19, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Majority Believe Personal Finances to Improve in Coming Year
• 49% Expect General Economy to Rebound
• Gas, Food and Heating Costs Remain Immediate Worry
• 32% Get Second Job; Nearly One in Four Lost Job, Hours Cut, Have Seen Foreclosure
• Support Balanced Fed Budget & Ending Tax Cuts for Wealthy; Divided on Health Care
Crosstabs

November 17, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Majority Believe Economy and Personal Finances to Improve in Coming Year
• Gas, Food and Heating Costs Remain Immediate Worry
• 25% Get Second Job; One in Five Lost Job, Hours Cut, Have Seen Foreclosure
• Support Balanced Fed Budget; Divided on Retaining Tax Cuts, Health Care Reform
Crosstabs

October 20, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Current Real Estate Sentiment Plummets; NY’ers See Only Slight Rally Next Year
• Every Region, Consumers Believe: Current Market Condition and Values Down,
• Quick Rebound Less Likely than Last Quarter, Seller Woes and Buying Opportunities to Persist
NYSAR Comment
 

August 05, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• 61% Oppose Muslim Cultural Center; But, Majority Willing to Listen
• Small Majority Support Arizona Style Immigration Law for NY
• NY’ers say Illegal Immigration a Problem; Call for Enhanced Border Security, Temp Worker Plan and Tough, Fair Path to Legalization
 Crosstabs

July 20, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Overall Real Estate Sentiment Mixed:  Difficult Today Yields to Hopeful Tomorrow
• Consumers Say, “Now is a Great Time to Buy but Tough Time to Sell”
• Every Region Negative Current View of Real Estate Market but See Positive Future
Press Conference Video
 

July 1, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Rushmore Plus One; FDR joins Mountainside Figures Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln as Top Presidents
• TR Leads with Right Stuff; Lincoln on Ability; FDR Accomplished Most
• Obama Enters at 15th; High on Imagination, Communication and Intelligence; Weak on Background;
• G.W. Bush falls from 23nd in 2002 to 39th Today
• Worst Ever: A. Johnson, Buchanan, Harding, Pierce and G.W. Bush
Rankings

May 26, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers Overwhelmingly Support Mortgage Interest Deduction; Call for Cap on Property Tax Increases
• 84% Say Home Ownership Major Part of Achieving American Dream
• 1/3 Believe Home Value Down, But 69% Expect Appreciation on the Way; 81% Call Home Ownership a “Comfort”; 97% of Owners Satisfied Overall
• Biggest Worries: Property Taxes for Owners; Qualifying and Down Payments for Buyers
Crosstabs

April 12, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• 68% of NY’ers are Sports Fans; 16% Live, Eat and Breathe Sports
• Yankees are #1; Mets and Football Giants Next Choices
• Majority Love to Go, But Costs and Hassles Keeping Spectators on the Couch
• 83% Physically Active; Playing Sports, Walking, Running and the Gym Top Picks
Crosstabs

January 26, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• 46% of Penn CEO’s Expect Better 2010; Only ¼ See Dark Clouds
• More Predict Increasing Profits than Declines;  21% Plan to Hire
• Cautious Business Leaders Still Challenged by Economy and Gov Regulation
Full Report       Charts

January 20, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Upstate NY CEO Confidence Up Dramatically From Dismal Point Last Year
• After Tough ’09, One Third Predict Better Year in ‘10
• Expect Increasing Revenues, Profits But Reluctant to Buy or Hire
• Challenged by Health Care and Burdened by Gov Regulation, Taxes and Bad Economy
Full Report         Charts

2009

December 21, 2009 - (Independent Research)

Majority Expect Economy, Personal Situation to Improve Next Year
Energy, Gas and Food Still Drain Wallets
Layoffs, Cut Hours Strap Worried and Cash Tight Consumers
Most Cut Impulse Buys, Fun, Big Purchases, and Monitor Energy to Get by
Crosstabs

December 9, 2009 - (Independent Research)

Majority in Capital Region “Overall Quality of Life Worse for Most People”
Only 17% Satisfied with Own Contribution; 89% Agree Community Needs Everyone’s Help
Top Problems:  Utilities, Jobs, Health Care, Housing, Groceries, Substance Abuse
Over 50% Call for More Programs for Jobs, Food, Shelter, Temporary Assistance
Crosstabs

November 24, 2009 - (Independent Research)

Annual Statewide Poll of Holiday Spending Plans
Overall Holiday Spending Plans Unchanged from Last Year
Tough Economy Promotes Time with Friends and Family, Not Spending
Most Still Say “I’m more Santa than Scrooge”: Merry Christmas is Preferred Greeting
Crosstabs

November 11, 2009 - (Independent Research)

Special State of Pennsylvania Survey: The Economy and Personal Finances
53% Say “Country’s Best Economic Days behind Us”
Energy, Gas and Food Drain Wallets; Majority Still Hopeful of Better Tomorrow
Layoffs, Cut Hours Strap Worried and Cash Tight Consumers
Most Cut Impulse Buys, Fun, Big Purchases, and Monitor Energy to Get by
Crosstabs

September 3, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• 75% of NY’ers Give to Charity; 60% Volunteer
• Citizens, Especially Young, Wary of Local Gov, Each Other; Seniors Most Trusting
• Majority Prefer Time with Friends to Meetings, Political Rallies or Clubs
• One-Third Attend Religious Services Weekly
Crosstabs

August 19, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• Creating Jobs, Maintaining Neighborhood Character Keys to Redevelopment
• Crime tops list of Local Concerns
• Majority Need More Info on Project but Prefer Development Sensitive to Queens over Vegas Style
Crosstabs

August 18, 2009 - (Independent Research)

•74% of NY’ers Say Health Care System Broken, Call for Reform
•But Divided on Current Plan: 35% Support, 26% Oppose, 39% On the Fence
•Layoffs, Cut Hours Strap Worried and Cash Tight Consumers
•Majority Cut Impulse Buys, Fun, Big Purchases, and Monitor Energy to Get by
Crosstabs

August 13, 2009 - (Independent Research)

•Survey Shows Strong Support for Smoke-Free Outdoor Venues
Chart    Saratoga    Warren    Washington

April 16, 2009 - (Independent Research)

•NY’ers Low on Leisure Time; Men Have More than Women
Listening to Music, Watching TV, Talking on the Phone Top Pastimes
60% Want to Be More Physically Active; Nearly ¼ Wish TV, Computer Were Off
•Lack of Motivation, Household Chores, and Costs Biggest Obstacles
Crosstabs

Special New York State Survey Released March 13, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers on Economy:  It’s Bad and Getting Worse
• Majority Worried about Jobs, Lifestyle Decay, Investment Loss and Postponed Retirement
• Fear Grows over Unemployment, Global Depression, Bank Failures
• Consumers Cutting Back; Hope Stimulus will Generate Recovery
Crosstabs

Special New York State Health Poll Released February 25, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• 44% of NY’ers Say, “I’m overweight”;  26% Dieting
• Nearly Half Describe Overall Health as Very Good or Excellent
• Less than 1/3 Very Physically Active;  43% Don’t Get Enough Exercise
• One in Five Use Tobacco;   63% Consume Alcohol
Crosstabs

Special Economic Stimulus Poll Released February 18, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• 75% of New Yorkers Support $800 Billion Stimulus Plan
• Express Misgivings over Size and Potential Waste; 3/4's Think Banks Took Advantage of Taxpayers with TARP funds
• Most NY’ers Confident Obama Will Lead Nation out of Financial Crisis
Crosstabs

Business Leaders Survey Released January 8, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• First Niagara Bank/Siena College Survey Finds Many
• Private Business Leaders in NYS Gearing Up for Difficult 2009
• But Majority Still Plan to Invest in Fixed Assets and Maintain Stable Workforce Levels
Full Report

2008

December 18, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• Eleanor Roosevelt Still #1
• Abigail Adams Regains 2nd Place
• Hillary moves from 5th to 4th; Jackie Kennedy from 4th to 3rd
• Mary Todd Lincoln Remains in 36th 

November 21, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• 53% of NY’ers Plan to Spend Less on Holidays This Year
• Economy, Stock Market, Heating Concerns Slow Seasonal Shopping
• Gas Prices, Family, Friends and Good Will Provides Some Holiday Cheer
Crosstabs

October 17, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers See Recession, Fear Depression
• Majority Feeling Meltdown: Concerned Over Market Losses, Credit Crunch, Jobs and Retirement
• Hope not Lost:  Most Think Market will Rebound, Rescue Plan Likely to Work and Economy Likely to Recover
Crosstabs   Charts

September 10, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• Gas and Food Prices Changing Behaviors: Driving, Saving, and Frills Down; Debt,
Worries and Coupon Cutting Up
• 34% Add Overtime or Second Job

August 6, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• Financial Impact of Gas and Food Prices Rises
• 2/3’s Brace for Grocery Hikes; 44% Expect Fuel Costs to Increase
• Winter Heating Cost Worries Arrive Early

August 1, 2008 - (Independent Research)

Siena New York Global Issues Poll:
• 82% of NY’ers – “World Conditions Have Worsened”
• Majority Support Iraq Withdrawal, Talks with Iran, Off-Shore
Drilling, Relations with Cuba
• McCain vs. Obama: Supporters Live in Different Worlds

May 1, 2008 - (Independent Research)

NYS Gas Survey
• Gas Prices Are Top Economic Worry; Majority Face Hardship
• Seven in Ten New Yorkers Spending More on Gas and Food;
Cutting Back on Savings, Fun, Repairs and Vacation Spending 
• Public Predicts More Price Increases; Supports Gas Tax Relief; Blames Oil Co’s, Bush and Foreign Demand

March 19, 2008 - (Independent Research)

Siena NY Sports Poll
• Clemens Strikes Out –NYers Overwhelmingly Think He Lied
• Yankees Are NY’s Favorite Team – Followed By Mets, Giants, Bills, and Red Sox
• Steroids Should Keep Athletes Out of Hall and Bring Congress In

March 3, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• NYers & Dems Split On Whether Hillary Should Drop Out
• Dems & Inds Satisfied with Choice of ’08 Presidential Candidates
• Favorable: Clinton, McCain, Obama; Unfavorable: Huckabee, Nader, Paul

February 13, 2008 - (Independent Research)

Siena Sports Fanship Poll
• 73% of All NY’ers are Sports Fans:  89% of Men, 58% of Women
• Athletes Poor Choice for Role Model;  Jeter, Tiger exceptions
• Kids learn teamwork, discipline from sports; But, Lighten Up Coach

January 17, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• The Siena College Research Institute (SRI) in partnership with First Niagara Bank conducted the first annual Survey of New York State Business Leaders between October 15 and December 11, 2007.
• This report summarizes the survey methodology, presents the data from the 403 survey respondents and introduces the “Index of New York State Business Leaders.”
Executive Summary

2006

May 01, 2006 - (Independent Research)

• Experts: Bush Presidency Is A Failure
• Little Chance To Improve Ranking

2002

August 19, 2002 - (Independent Research)

• FDR America’s Greatest President
• Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Washington, and Jefferson Round Out Top Five
• Andrew Johnson, Buchanan, Harding, Bring Up the Rear