Bay State Panel

The UNH Survey Center has created a new way to gather and understand the opinion of Massachusetts residents. The Bay State Panel provides Massachusetts residents with an opportunity to express their opinions on a variety of important public policy and political topics by periodically receiving short surveys via email.

Completing surveys will let Bay State Panel members earn rewards, such as gift certificates from statewide and internet companies.

Bay State Panel members are recruited randomly from phone numbers across Massachusetts. Invitations to participate are intended only for the recipient themselves and may not be forwarded to anyone else. To maintain the representative nature of the panel, we can only enroll those who have received an invitation. If you are interested in participating, please keep an eye out for a possible text message from the UNH Survey Center.

If you receive an invitation and want to join the panel, we will ask for your email address. We would only use you email address to invite you to participate in survey projects. Your email address will not be shared with any outside groups and none of the personal information you provide will be linked to your survey responses. You are not obligated to participate in any study and no purchase is necessary to participate. You may ask to leave the Bay State Panel and have your email removed at any time.

If you would like more information about the Bay State Panel, please contact Sean McKinley (, 603-862-2563) at the UNH Survey Center.

If you would like to know more about participating in the Bay State Panel, please click here.