Pine Tree State Panel

The UNH Survey Center has created a new way to gather and understand the opinion of Maine residents. The Pine Tree State Panel provides Maine 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 Pine Tree State Panel members earn rewards, such as gift certificates from statewide and internet companies.

Pine Tree State Panel members are recruited randomly from phone numbers across Maine. 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.

Our first press releases from the Pine Tree State Panel can be found here:
Maine CD2 Too Close to Call, Mills Maintains Lead Over LePage, Pingree Holds Large Lead in CD1 11/6/2022
Mainers Disapprove of Biden's Handling of Economy; Majority Approve of FBI Search of Mar-a-Lago 9/29/2022
Golden Leads Poliquin in Maine Second Congressional District Rematch; Pingree Far Ahead of Thelander in First 9/28/2022
Mills Leads LePage in Race for Maine Governor; Democrats Hold Edge Over GOP in Races for State Senate & House 9/27/2022
Maine Election Update: Most Mainers Heard a Lot About Question 1, Much Less Likely to Understand What It Means 11/1/2021

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 Pine Tree State Panel and have your email removed at any time.

If you would like more information about the Pine Tree 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 Pine Tree State Panel, please click here.