Welcome to Opinion Research Specialists

We are a full-service survey research consulting firm located in Springfield, Missouri. Founded in 1991, Opinion Research Specialists provides survey research and statistical analysis services to local governments, educational institutions, public libraries, public utilities, and non-profit organizations. We connect Decision Makers with the Voice of the People by surveying community opinions in a way that is accurate, unbiased, and representative of all residents — not just the vocal few. This ensures that the Voice of the entire community, county, or district is heard and that decision makers have the information they need to make data-driven decisions.

We are members of the Missouri Municipal League (MML), Missouri Library Association (MLA), Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA), and the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).

What We Do

At Opinion Research Specialists we consult closely with our clients to understand their research objectives, define the project scope, and develop an analytic approach to address their specific needs. We offer clients a turnkey operation and assume responsibility for each stage of the research process:

  • Questionnaire design
  • Probability sampling
  • Data collection
  • Data weighting
  • Statistical analysis
  • Executive summary
  • Written report with color graphics
  • Crosstab analysis
  • Trend analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • GIS mapping
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Types of Surveys We Do

Community Surveys

Library Surveys

School Surveys

Employee Surveys