Poll of the Week Archive

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May 8, 2014

After student and faculty protests, Condoleezza Rice has decided not to speak at the Rutgers University commencement. Which statement best reflects your view?



May 1, 2014

April 24, 2014

UCLA has decided to give back a gift made to the university by Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who was banned for life from the league for making racist comments. Which statement best reflects your view?




Sean Combs, a.k.a. P Diddy or Puff Daddy, has been selected as the commencement speaker at Howard University. Which statement best reflects your view?




April 17, 2014

April 10, 2014

Which statement best reflects your view on gender-neutral housing on college campuses?




After President Obama leaves office in 2017, how long do you think it will be before there will another Black president?




April 3, 2014

March 27, 2014

The federal budget proposed by the House GOP leadership includes a cap on Pell Grant funding and other restrictions to the program.




Should Glen McConnell’s past disqualify him from serving as president of state-run College of Charleston?


March 20, 2014

March 13, 2014

Recently, a class-action lawsuit was filed that seeks compensation in excess of full-tuition scholarships for college football and basketball players. Which statement best reflects your view?




Several states are considering proposals to make community college free for residents in their states. Which statement best reflects your view?




March 6, 2014

February 27, 2014

The faculty at Rutgers University is calling for the university to rescind its invitation to Condoleezza Rice to be this year’s commencement speaker. Which statement best reflects your view?




In recent weeks, several HBCUs have reported financial difficulties. What statement best reflects your view on what should be done?




February 20, 2014

February 13, 2014

Which statement best reflects your view of your interest in the Winter Olympic Games?




African American football player Michael Sam of the University of Missouri, projected to be a first-round pick in May’s NFL draft, announced this week that he is gay. Which statement best reflects your view of his decision?




February 6, 2014

January 30, 2014

Who do you think has the best chance to become the next president of the United States?





Which statement best reflects your view of President Obama’s State of the Union speech?





January 23, 2014

January 16, 2014

Which statement best reflects your view of President Obama’s Expanding College Opportunity Summit where some 100 colleges pledged support to make it easier for low-income students to attend college?
It’s a great first step.



Alabama State University’s contract with new president Gwendolyn Boyd stipulates that she can not “cohabitate” in the president’s residence on campus. (See JBHE article.) Which statement best reflects your view?




January 9, 2014

January 2, 2014

The sale of recreational marijuana is now legal in the state of Colorado. Do you believe marijuana should be legal throughout the U.S.?




What statement best reflects your view on the length of semester break at American colleges and universities?





December 26, 2013

December 19, 2013

Now that a budget deal has been agreed upon, which of these options should be the top priority for the Obama administration in 2014?





The television program Saturday Night Live has announced that it plans to hire a Black woman to its cast. What statement best reflects your view?




December 12, 2013

December 5, 2013

Among the five choices, who would rank first on a list of the greatest Black leaders of the past century?





Legislation has been introduced in Congress to abolish the 22nd Amendment which restricts presidents to two four-year terms. What statement best reflects your view?





November 27, 2013

November 21, 2013

Recently, many people, including President Obama, have suggested that the NFL’s Washington Redskins change their name. Which statement best reflects your view?




Which statement best reflects your view on Oprah Winfrey’s statement that older people must die out for racism to end?




November 14, 2013

November 7, 2013

The Obama administration has a goal to make the United States first in the world in the percentage of adults with a college education by 2020. We currently rank 12th. What are the odds that we will meet the goal?




Which statement best reflects your view on the current situation with the nation’s healthcare program?




October 31, 2013

October 24, 2013

Should a college student have the right to display a Confederate flag in his dormitory window? (See JBHE story)


Which statement best reflects your view of recent events surrounding the football team at Grambling State University?




October 17, 2013

October 10, 2013

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case seeking to overturn Michigan’s ban on race-sensitive admissions at state universities. Which statement best reflects your view on whether voters should be allowed to ban race-sensitive admissions at public universities in their state?




Which of the following do you feel is the most important issue facing the nation today?





October 3, 2013

September 26, 2013

Who do you blame for the government shutdown?




The racial scoring gap on the SAT college entrance examination has remained stagnant for the past quarter century. When do you think there will be significant progress in closing the gap?




September 19, 2013

September 12, 2013

With many HBCUs dealing with financial issues, what is your opinion on the continuance of intercollegiate football?




How do you assess the five-year tenure of Benjamin Jealous as head of the NAACP?




September 5, 2013

August 29, 2013

What do you think President Obama should do regarding the situation in Syria?




What statement best reflects your view on President Obama’s plan to cut the cost of higher education?




August 22, 2013

August 15, 2013

Which of the following issues do you view as the most important problem facing colleges campuses today?





What is the likelihood that Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States?




August 8, 2013

August 1, 2013

What should be the number one priority for the rest of President Obama’s term?






Given the Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, what do you believe is the best strategy going forward?





July 25, 2013

July 18, 2013

In the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trail, which of the following strategies do you think should get the most attention?





What statement best describes your opinion of the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman?



July 11, 2013

July 3, 2013

Who do you think is the most likely to be the GOP presidential nominee in 2016?





Who stands the best chance of one day being elected President of the United States?





June 27, 2013

June 20, 2013

Which decision by the Supreme Court this week, do you believe will be the most damaging to African Americans?



Of the 18 teams prohibited by the NCAA from postseason play next year because their athletes didn’t meet academic standards, 15 are at HBCUs. (See JBHE article here.) What statement best reflects your view on the matter?




June 13, 2013

June 6, 2013

Which of the following issues do you believe is the most problematic for the Obama administration?




The Supreme Court will soon issue its ruling in a key affirmative action case involving the University of Texas. What do you think will be the likely outcome?




May 30, 2013

May 23, 2013

Recently some college coaches have come fire for physically and verbally abusing members of the their teams. Which statement best reflects your view?




Some commentators have criticized the President and First Lady for lecturing Black students at commencement exercises at HBCUs on responsibility. Which statement best reflects your view?




May 16, 2013

May 9, 2013

As the academic year draws to a close, which statement best reflects your view.



After Kevin Johnson, a Philadelphia pastor wrote an article critical of President Obama, his speaking engagement at Morehouse College, scheduled the day before the President is scheduled to speak at the college’s commencement, was scaled back. Which statement best reflects your view?




May 2, 2013

April 25, 2013

Which statement best reflects your reaction to the NBA’s Jason Collins announcement that he is gay?



Assuming 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted of the Boston Marathon bombings, in your opinion what should be the punishment?




April 18, 2013

April 11, 2013

Recent changes in eligibility requirements for student loans and Pell Grants are causing significant drops in Black students enrollments in higher education, particularly at many HBCUs. What statement best reflects your view?




President Obama was widely criticized for his comments regarding Kamala Harris’ looks. Which statement best reflects your view?




April 4, 2013

March 28, 2013

What statement best expresses your views on gay marriage?


My views have evolved in recent years and I now support gay marriage.

Is President Obama doing enough to address the particular concerns of the Black community on issues such as jobs and college affordability?


March 21, 2013

March 14, 2013

This year there are no African Americans on the spring training roster of the world champion San Francisco Giants. In your opinion which of the following explanations is the biggest contributing factor to the drop in Black players in professional baseball?





A recent survey (See JBHE article) shows that the Blacks are not making progress in the pipeline for leadership positions in higher education. Why do you think this is so?




March 7, 2013

February 28, 2013

More than a year after the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion (See JBHE article), what statement best reflects your view on hazing on college campuses?




What statement best represents your view on Black History Month?




February 21, 2013

February 14, 2013

In your opinion, what are the odds that the next Pope will be a Black man? (See JBHE article)




What did you think of President Obama’s State of the Union Speech?




February 7, 2013

January 31, 2013

What statement best reflects your view on the death penalty?




Recently the NAACP announced its opposition to plans to eliminate jumbo sizes of surgery soda drinks in New York City. What statement best reflects your view on this issue?




January 24, 2013

January 17, 2013

After Barack Obama leaves the presidency in 2017, how long do you think it will be before we have another Black president?




What should the federal government do on the issue of gun control?




January 10, 2013

January 3, 2013

The movie Django Unchained, about slavery in 1858 Mississippi, frequently use racial slurs. What statement best describes your reaction to this film?




Now that the fiscal cliff has been avoided, what do you believe is the nation’s most pressing problem?





December 27, 2012

December 20, 2012

President Obama is calling for raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Who in your opinion should have their taxes raised?





In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, in your view what is the more pressing problem that needs to be addressed?



December 13, 2012

December 6, 2012

Do you believe that Dixie State College in Utah should change its name removing the word “Dixie”? (See JBHE article)



Which statement best reflects your view regarding online higher education?





November 29, 2012

November 21, 2012

Should President Obama name Susan Rice as the next secretary of state?




Which activity will take up the most of your time over the Thanksgiving break?





November 15, 2012

November 8, 2012

In your opinion what will be result of the current budget negotiations on Capitol Hill?



Who would you like to see head the Democratic ticket in 2016?




November 1, 2012

October 25, 2012

By next week at this time, what will be the status of the presidential race?



Which statement best reflects your view of the 2012 presidential campaign of Barack Obama?





October 18, 2012

October 11, 2012

One year after the death of band leader Robert Champion at Florida A&M University, which statement best reflects your view on the issue of hazing at historically Black colleges and universities?




Do you think the U.S. Supreme Court will place further restrictions on race-sensitive admissions as a result of the Fisher v. Texas case argued before the Court on 10-10-12?


October 4, 2012

September 27, 2012

In your estimation, who will control the U.S. Senate after the November elections?



In your estimation, who will control the U.S. Senate after the November elections?



September 20, 2012

September 13, 2012

Which swing state do you think is most critical to President Obama’s chance for reelection?




With less than two months to go before the presidential election which statement best describes your view:





September 6, 2012

August 30, 2012

What of the following issues will have the most impact on this year’s presidential campaign?





What statement best describes your feelings about the start of the new academic year?



August 23, 2012

August 16, 2012

How much time will you spend watching the upcoming national political conventions?




How do you rate Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan for vice president on the GOP ticket?






August 9, 2012

August 2, 2012

Among the following choices, which Black athlete has turned in the most impressive performance at the Olympics?




In 2008, Barack Obama received 96 percent of the votes of Africans Americans who went to the polls. What do you think his percentage of the Black vote will be in 2012?



July 26, 2012

July 19, 2012

What statement best reflects your view on President Obama’s new executive order on African American education? (For more information see the JBHE.com article)




Who do you think will be Mitt Romney’s running mate?





July 12, 2012

July 5, 2012

The unemployment rate for Black Americans in June was 14.4%, up from 13.6% in May and the highest its been all year. What statement best expresses your opinion on President Obama’s performance on job creation?




The Olympic Games in London begin later this month, how much attention will you pay to the games?




June 28, 2012

June 21, 2012

Do you support the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act?


How do you rate the job performance of Attorney General Eric Holder?




June 14, 2012

June 7, 2012

How do you rate President Obama performance on issues of particular importance to the African American community?




Several predominantly White colleges and universities hold separate graduation ceremonies for their Black graduates in addition to events where all students are included. Do you think these ceremonies are a good idea?


May 31, 2012

May 24, 2012

Make your prediction for the 2012 elections:




Should HBCUs field athletic teams where all or most of the athletes are likely to be white? (See JBHE article here.)


May 17, 2012

May 10, 2012

Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to support same-sex marriages?


During the summer months, what will be your primary activity?




May 3, 2012

April 26, 2012

Is the African American National Spelling Bee a good idea? (See JBHE article here.)
While the evidence has not all been presented, what do you view as the outcome of the prosecution of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case?




April 19, 2012

April 12, 2012

What statement best reflects your view on Minister Louis Farrakhan’s speaking tour of HBCUs?



If you had to choose one of the people below to give the commencement address at your college or university this year, who would you choose?




April 5, 2012

March 29, 2012

Who do you think the GOP presidential nominee will pick for a running mate?




What do you think will be the outcome of the Supreme Court’s review of the healthcare law?



March 22, 2012

March 15, 2012

In a potential November matchup between President Obama and Mitt Romney, what is your best guess concerning the outcome of the election.
Who do you now believe will oppose President Obama in the November election?




March 8, 2012

March 1, 2012

What would you recommend as the best way for students to spend Spring Break?
With the end of Black History Month, which statement best reflects your view of this year’s events on your campus?




February 23, 2012

February 16, 2012

Now that the Supreme Court has decided to revisit the issue of affirmative action in higher education, what statement best reflects your view?
The President’s budget calls for a 1.5 percent increase in government funding for basic scientific research. Which statement best describes your view?




February 9, 2012

February 2, 2012

What is your perception of the number of campus events associated with Black History Month at your college or university?
More events than in the past
About the same as in the past
Less events than in the past
Do you agree with President Obama’s proposals to reduce federal funding for colleges and universities that raise tuition or that fail to make progress in improving their graduation rates?
Yes
No

January 26, 2012

January 19, 2012

After Newt Gingirch’s win in the South Carolina GOP presidential primary, who do you think will be the Republican nominee to oppose President Obama?
New Gingrich
Mitt Romney
Someone else

In the week in which we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., after a half century, what percentage of his “Dream” for America has come true?
25% or less
50%
75%
90% or more

January 12, 2012

January 5, 2012

Regarding hazing at HBCUs, which statement best reflects your view:
HBCUs need to take much stronger steps to curb hazing.
Most hazing rituals at HBCUs are harmless but curbs should be placed on excessive hazing.
HBCUs are being unfairly singled out.
The media is blowing it all out of proportion.

After nearly three years of the Obama presidency, how do you rate the president’s overall performance?
Excellent
Good
So-so
Poor

December 29, 2011

December 22, 2011

Do you believe GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is a racist?
Yes
No

Who do you predict stands the best chance to win the upcoming GOP Iowa Caucuses?
Mitt Romney
Newt Gingrich
Ron Paul
Michele Bachmann
Rick Perry

December 15, 2011

December 8, 2011

When the smoke clears from the current federal budget negotiations, do you think the Pell Grant program for low-income college students will face significant cuts?
Yes
No

Should the University of South Carolina Beaufort allow an African American student to display the Confederate battle flag in his dormitory room window?
Yes
No

December 1, 2011

November 24, 2011

Which statement best describes your view on the failure of the super committee to come up with a bipartisan budget plan?
Republicans’ intransigence on tax increases doomed the effort
Democrats needed to agree to more austerity measures
President Obama should have taken a more active role
This Congress can’t do anything right
Which activity will take up the most of your time during the Thanksgiving break?
Watching football
Catching up on work
Eating
Relaxing with friends and family
Traveling

November 17, 2011

November 10, 2011

While many U.S. government documents continue to use the lower case, a reader asked us to always use a capital letter when referring to Black people. Which statement best reflects your view?
Always use a capital “B.”
Use a lower case “b.”
I have no preference.
Never refer to people of African descent as either black or Black.

Do you agree with the guilty verdict in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray in the Michael Jackson case?
Yes
No

November 3, 2011

October 27, 2011

Are sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain from 20 years ago valid campaign issues today?
Yes
No
Do you think the NCAA should require colleges and universities to interview minority candidates for football head coaching positions, as is the case in the National Football League?
Yes
No

October 20, 2011

October 13, 2011

Which statement best describes your view of whether President Obama should replace Vice President Joe Biden on the 2012 Democratic Party ticket?
Yes, there are a number of better choices.
Yes, but only if Hillary Clinton is the replacement.
Too soon to decide.
Biden should remain on the ticket.
Which statement best represents your view of the Occupy Wall Street protesters?
Strongly support their efforts.
Support some of what they are saying.
They aren’t focusing on the right issues.
They should go home.

October 6, 2011

September 29, 2011

Which statement best describes your opinion of Herman Cain, the GOP candidate for president?
He’s my man for president.
Favorable, but I prefer President Obama.
Don’t know enough about him.
Don’t like him.

Recently, U.S. Representative Andre Carson and actor Morgan Freeman have both called the Tea Party movement racist. Do you agree?
Yes
No

September 22, 2011

September 15, 2011

With the President’s approval rating in most national polls below 40 percent, how do you rate his prospects for reelection?
A sure shot
More likely than not
50/50
He’s in trouble
Little or no chance
Do you think Congress will pass President Obama’s new jobs legislation?
Yes
No
Some of it

September 8, 2011

September 1, 2011

In your opinion, which president has done the most to advance racial equality in the United States?
Barack Obama
Abraham Lincoln
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lyndon B. Johnson
Someone else
As we begin the new academic year, do you have the impression that a significant number of African-American students did not return to your campus due to higher costs and reduced financial aid?
YES
NO

August 25, 2011

August 18, 2011

In a recent interview with Spiegel, Rev. Jesse Jackson stated: “Now the Republicans feel they can keep pushing and Obama will keep giving. They have not seen a stiff resistance on his part. The American people on the ground need a clearer, stronger, Lyndon B. Johnson-type voice from their president.” How do you feel about Rev. Jackson’s statement?
He is right on the mark.
I agree somewhat with what he says.
He is wrong.
With youth unemployment very high, cutbacks in government services, reductions in student loan programs, and, in some cities, fragile community/ police relationships, what are the chances that riots such as those which occurred in England recently, will happen in a major American city in the near future?
Extremely likely.
A distinct possibility.
50/50.
Somewhat unlikely.
Very doubtful.

August 11, 2011

August 4, 2011

In your opinion, who will be the GOP nominee for president in 2012?
Sarah Palin
Mitt Romney
Tim Pawlenty
Michelle Bachman
Rick Perry
Someone else
Which of the following statement best describes your view on President Obama’s handling of the debt ceiling issue.
His was the voice of reason in a sea of insanity.
He did all he could considering Congress had tied his hands.
He should have played a more active role.
His leadership was lacking.

July 28, 2011

July 21, 2011

A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the ban on race-sensitive admissions at state universities in Michigan, which was approved by voters, was unconstitutional. In your view what will be the eventual outcome of the legal proceedings?
Ruling will be allowed to stand by the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ruling will be overturned by the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ruling will be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ruling will be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Do you believe President Obama and congressional leaders will come to an agreement by August 2 to avoid a default on U.S. debt payments?
YES
NO

July 14, 2011

July 7, 2011

The unemployment rate in June for African Americans was 16.2 percent, exactly double the rate for whites. What is your prediction for the immediate trend in black unemployment?
It will move higher before it gets better.
It will hover around the same rate.
Improvement is coming soon.
Last week a federal appeals court struck down Michigan’s voter-approved ban on race-sensitive admissions at state universities. In your opinion, did the federal court overstep its authority?
YES
NO

June 30, 2011

June 23, 2011

Do you believe accrediting agencies treat historically black colleges and universities unfairly?
YES
NO
At this early stage, Mitt Romney appears to be the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination. If there is a Romney/Obama matchup, what do you predict will be the outcome?
Obama in a landslide
Obama in a nail-biter
Romney in a nail-biter
Romney in a landslide

June 16, 2011

June 9, 2011

How do you rate President Obama’s efforts to revitalize the American economy?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
Do you think honorary degrees bestowed on African Americans by predominantly white universities are primarily motivated by guilt resulting from these universities’ shortcomings in providing opportunities for African-American students and faculty?
YES
NO

June 2, 2011

May 26, 2011

Princeton professor Cornel West has created a stir with comments about President Obama, including saying he is “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.” Of the following statements, which one best expresses your feelings on the matter?
Professor West has raised some important issues that should be discussed.
Professor West is wrong but has the right to say what he believes.
Professor West was wrong to criticize the President.
What are your plans for the summer?
Research
Work
Taking it easy

May 19, 2011

May 12, 2011

A recent op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal called for banning fraternities on college campuses due to the large number of sexual assault cases involving fraternity members. Do you agree that fraternities should be banned?
YES
NO
If you had a choice between the following for a commencement speaker, who would you choose?
Michelle Obama
Toni Morrison
Oprah Winfrey
Rhianna

May 5, 2011

April 28, 2011

Donald Trump is calling on President Obama to release his college transcripts, alleging that he was not qualified to be admitted to Harvard Law School. Should the president release the information?
YES
NO
A half-century ago the Freedom Riders traveled across the South to ensure that African Americans would have the same rights as others. Is the nation doing enough to commemorate the historic events of a half-century ago?
YES
NO

April 21, 2011

April 14, 2011

How do you regard President Obama’s debt reduction plan?
Favorably
Some good points, some bad
Unfavorably
The United Negro College Fund supports 39 member institutions which are privately owned historically black colleges and universities. A generation from now, how many of these private HBCUs do you predict will remain as independent institutions?
39
More than 35
More than 30
Less than 30

April 7, 2011

March 31, 2011

Rutgers University reportedly will pay Toni Morrison $30,000 to speak at its spring commencement. Do you think that colleges and universities should pay such a sum to a commencement speaker?
YES
NO
Do you support President Obama’s decision to take military action in Libya?
YES
NO

March 24, 2011

March 17, 2011

Which statement best describes the situation on your campus over the past two years?
Race relations have improved.
There has been no change in the racial climate.
Race relations have deteriorated.
Blacks are 5 percent of the faculty at U.S. colleges and universities. What do you think is the main reason for the shortage?
Better employment opportunities outside academia
Lack of funds to pursue a qualifying doctorate
Racial and/or gender discrimination
All of the above

March 10, 2011

March 3, 2011

If they were alive today, who would you most want to have as a guest lecturer on your campus?
Abraham Lincoln
Malcolm X
Sojourner Truth
Martin Luther King Jr.
Who do you think would be the toughest opponent for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election?
Sarah Palin
Donald Trump
Mike Huckabee
Mitt Romney
Someone else

February 24, 2011

February 17, 2011

Critics have charged that Black History Month tends to “ghettoize” black scholarship into one month per year while black accomplishments are ignored for the remainder of the year. Do you believe Black History Month continues to serve a useful purpose?
YES
NO
Do you think racial discrimination is a major factor in explaining the lower percentage of black doctoral candidates who receive teaching and research assistantships?
YES
NO

February 10, 2011

February 3, 2011

The NAACP is calling for the CIAA, an athletic association of 13 historically black colleges and universities, to move its basketball tournament from Charlotte, North Carolina. Should the tournament be moved?
YES
NO
Do you think that historically black colleges and universities facing serious enrollment or financial problems should consider merging with predominantly white educational institutions?
Yes
Only if they otherwise would close
Never

January 27, 2011

January 20, 2011

Do you think the nation’s historically black colleges and universities should prohibit students, faculty, and staff from carrying guns on campus?
YES
NO
When black faculty come up for tenure at predominantly white colleges and universities, on average, what level of racial discrimination do they continue to face?
Very High
Moderate
Slight
None at all

January 13, 2011

January 6, 2011

Do you agree with the decision to remove all mentions of the word nigger from the new edition of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
YES
NO
As we begin the new year, how optimistic are you for the prospect of gains for African Americans in higher education during the coming year?
Very optimistic
Guarded optimism
Not optimistic

December 30, 2010

December 23, 2010

According to a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights study, reported in this issue of JBHE, black students admitted to science degree programs at selective, predominantly white universities under race-sensitive admissions programs face an “academic mismatch” that leads many of them to fail. Do you agree?
YES
NO
How important is it for African-American college students to spend a semester abroad?
Very important
Important
Somewhat important
Not important

December 16, 2010

December 9, 2010

In the statistic of the week, JBHE shows that white children are more than twice as likely as black children to be living in married-couple families. How big a factor is this statistic in explaining the educational gap between black and white children?
The most important factor
Very important
Significant, but other factors are more important
Not that important
Should the Bush era tax cuts be extended for people at all income levels?
YES
NO

December 2, 2010

November 25, 2010

President Obama has called on the United States to have the highest percentage of college graduates in the world by the year 2020. Do you think this is a realistic goal?
YES
NO
A recent survey showed that a former president of private historically black university received $1.1 million in compensation during the 2008-09 academic year. Do you feel this is excessive compensation?
YES
NO

November 18, 2010

November 11, 2010

Considering the loss of more than 60 Democratics seats in the House of Representatives, do you believe Nancy Pelosi should have given up her leadership position?
YES
NO
This summer a JBHE poll found that 72 percent of readers believed Barack Obama would be reelected president in 2012. Given that in last week’s midterm elections 60 percent of white voters cast their ballot for the GOP, do you now believe President Obama will be reelected in 2012?
YES
NO

November 4, 2010

October 28, 2010

Given the poor record of Oxford University in admitting black students (see story in this issue), do you think a certain number of spaces at the educational institution should be set aside and reserved for black students?
YES
NO
This coming Tuesday, do you predict that voters in Arizona will approve a ballot initiative that bans race-sensitive admissions in higher education?
YES
NO

October 21, 2010

October 14, 2010

What is your prediction for the midterm elections?
Democrats hold the House and Senate
GOP wins the House but not the Senate
GOP wins the Senate but not the House
GOP controls both the House and Senate
Do you think a GOP takeover of the House and/or Senate would harm the higher educational opportunities of African Americans?
YES
NO

October 7, 2010

September 30, 2010

Should the Department of Education impose new regulations that would eliminate federal student aid for some for-profit colleges and technical schools?
YES
NO
The median black family income in the United States is 60 percent of the median white family income. When do you think racial parity will prevail?
In 25 years
In 50 years
More than 100 years
Never

September 23, 2010

September 16, 2010

Did you participate in any activities associated with national Historically Black College and University Week?
YES
NO
Do you think the problem of violent hazing is more prevalent among black fraternities and sororities on college campuses than it is among white Greek organizations?
YES
NO

September 9, 2010

September 2, 2010

Where will the black unemployment rate be six months from now?
Higher
Lower
About the same
Do you believe African-American members of Congress are being unfairly singled out for ethics violations?
YES
NO

August 26, 2010

August 19, 2010

Do you think President Obama will be reelected in 2012?
YES
NO
How long should colleges and universities continue to use race-sensitive admissions?
No longer.
For 10 more years
For 25 more years
For as long as it takes for blacks to achieve parity.
The sale of recreational marijuana is now legal in the state of Colorado. Do you believe marijuana should be legal throughout the U.S.?







What statement best reflects your view on the length of semester break at American colleges and universities?







December 26, 2013

December 19, 2013

Now that a budget deal has been agreed upon, which of these options should be the top priority for the Obama administration in 2014?





The television program Saturday Night Live has announced that it plans to hire a Black woman to its cast. What statement best reflects your view?




December 12, 2013

December 5, 2013

Among the five choices, who would rank first on a list of the greatest Black leaders of the past century?





Legislation has been introduced in Congress to abolish the 22nd Amendment which restricts presidents to two four-year terms. What statement best reflects your view?





November 27, 2013

November 21, 2013

Recently, many people, including President Obama, have suggested that the NFL’s Washington Redskins change their name. Which statement best reflects your view?




Which statement best reflects your view on Oprah Winfrey’s statement that older people must die out for racism to end?




November 14, 2013

November 7, 2013

The Obama administration has a goal to make the United States first in the world in the percentage of adults with a college education by 2020. We currently rank 12th. What are the odds that we will meet the goal?




Which statement best reflects your view on the current situation with the nation’s healthcare program?




October 31, 2013

October 24, 2013

Should a college student have the right to display a Confederate flag in his dormitory window? (See JBHE story)


Which statement best reflects your view of recent events surrounding the football team at Grambling State University?




October 17, 2013

October 10, 2013

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case seeking to overturn Michigan’s ban on race-sensitive admissions at state universities. Which statement best reflects your view on whether voters should be allowed to ban race-sensitive admissions at public universities in their state?




Which of the following do you feel is the most important issue facing the nation today?





October 3, 2013

September 26, 2013

Who do you blame for the government shutdown?




The racial scoring gap on the SAT college entrance examination has remained stagnant for the past quarter century. When do you think there will be significant progress in closing the gap?




September 19, 2013

September 12, 2013

With many HBCUs dealing with financial issues, what is your opinion on the continuance of intercollegiate football?




How do you assess the five-year tenure of Benjamin Jealous as head of the NAACP?




September 5, 2013

August 29, 2013

What do you think President Obama should do regarding the situation in Syria?




What statement best reflects your view on President Obama’s plan to cut the cost of higher education?




August 22, 2013

August 15, 2013

Which of the following issues do you view as the most important problem facing colleges campuses today?





What is the likelihood that Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States?




August 8, 2013

August 1, 2013

What should be the number one priority for the rest of President Obama’s term?






Given the Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, what do you believe is the best strategy going forward?





July 25, 2013

July 18, 2013

In the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trail, which of the following strategies do you think should get the most attention?





What statement best describes your opinion of the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman?



July 11, 2013

July 3, 2013

Who do you think is the most likely to be the GOP presidential nominee in 2016?





Who stands the best chance of one day being elected President of the United States?





June 27, 2013

June 20, 2013

Which decision by the Supreme Court this week, do you believe will be the most damaging to African Americans?



Of the 18 teams prohibited by the NCAA from postseason play next year because their athletes didn’t meet academic standards, 15 are at HBCUs. (See JBHE article here.) What statement best reflects your view on the matter?




June 13, 2013

June 6, 2013

Which of the following issues do you believe is the most problematic for the Obama administration?




The Supreme Court will soon issue its ruling in a key affirmative action case involving the University of Texas. What do you think will be the likely outcome?




May 30, 2013

May 23, 2013

Recently some college coaches have come fire for physically and verbally abusing members of the their teams. Which statement best reflects your view?




Some commentators have criticized the President and First Lady for lecturing Black students at commencement exercises at HBCUs on responsibility. Which statement best reflects your view?




May 16, 2013

May 9, 2013

As the academic year draws to a close, which statement best reflects your view.



After Kevin Johnson, a Philadelphia pastor wrote an article critical of President Obama, his speaking engagement at Morehouse College, scheduled the day before the President is scheduled to speak at the college’s commencement, was scaled back. Which statement best reflects your view?




May 2, 2013

April 25, 2013

Which statement best reflects your reaction to the NBA’s Jason Collins announcement that he is gay?



Assuming 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is convicted of the Boston Marathon bombings, in your opinion what should be the punishment?




April 18, 2013

April 11, 2013

Recent changes in eligibility requirements for student loans and Pell Grants are causing significant drops in Black students enrollments in higher education, particularly at many HBCUs. What statement best reflects your view?




President Obama was widely criticized for his comments regarding Kamala Harris’ looks. Which statement best reflects your view?




April 4, 2013

March 28, 2013

What statement best expresses your views on gay marriage?


My views have evolved in recent years and I now support gay marriage.

Is President Obama doing enough to address the particular concerns of the Black community on issues such as jobs and college affordability?


March 21, 2013

March 14, 2013

This year there are no African Americans on the spring training roster of the world champion San Francisco Giants. In your opinion which of the following explanations is the biggest contributing factor to the drop in Black players in professional baseball?





A recent survey (See JBHE article) shows that the Blacks are not making progress in the pipeline for leadership positions in higher education. Why do you think this is so?




March 7, 2013

February 28, 2013

More than a year after the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion (See JBHE article), what statement best reflects your view on hazing on college campuses?




What statement best represents your view on Black History Month?




February 21, 2013

February 14, 2013

In your opinion, what are the odds that the next Pope will be a Black man? (See JBHE article)




What did you think of President Obama’s State of the Union Speech?




February 7, 2013

January 31, 2013

What statement best reflects your view on the death penalty?




Recently the NAACP announced its opposition to plans to eliminate jumbo sizes of surgery soda drinks in New York City. What statement best reflects your view on this issue?




January 24, 2013

January 17, 2013

After Barack Obama leaves the presidency in 2017, how long do you think it will be before we have another Black president?




What should the federal government do on the issue of gun control?




January 10, 2013

January 3, 2013

The movie Django Unchained, about slavery in 1858 Mississippi, frequently use racial slurs. What statement best describes your reaction to this film?




Now that the fiscal cliff has been avoided, what do you believe is the nation’s most pressing problem?





December 27, 2012

December 20, 2012

President Obama is calling for raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Who in your opinion should have their taxes raised?





In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, in your view what is the more pressing problem that needs to be addressed?



December 13, 2012

December 6, 2012

Do you believe that Dixie State College in Utah should change its name removing the word “Dixie”? (See JBHE article)



Which statement best reflects your view regarding online higher education?





November 29, 2012

November 21, 2012

Should President Obama name Susan Rice as the next secretary of state?




Which activity will take up the most of your time over the Thanksgiving break?





November 15, 2012

November 8, 2012

In your opinion what will be result of the current budget negotiations on Capitol Hill?



Who would you like to see head the Democratic ticket in 2016?




November 1, 2012

October 25, 2012

By next week at this time, what will be the status of the presidential race?



Which statement best reflects your view of the 2012 presidential campaign of Barack Obama?





October 18, 2012

October 11, 2012

One year after the death of band leader Robert Champion at Florida A&M University, which statement best reflects your view on the issue of hazing at historically Black colleges and universities?




Do you think the U.S. Supreme Court will place further restrictions on race-sensitive admissions as a result of the Fisher v. Texas case argued before the Court on 10-10-12?


October 4, 2012

September 27, 2012

In your estimation, who will control the U.S. Senate after the November elections?



In your estimation, who will control the U.S. Senate after the November elections?



September 20, 2012

September 13, 2012

Which swing state do you think is most critical to President Obama’s chance for reelection?




With less than two months to go before the presidential election which statement best describes your view:





September 6, 2012

August 30, 2012

What of the following issues will have the most impact on this year’s presidential campaign?





What statement best describes your feelings about the start of the new academic year?



August 23, 2012

August 16, 2012

How much time will you spend watching the upcoming national political conventions?




How do you rate Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan for vice president on the GOP ticket?






August 9, 2012

August 2, 2012

Among the following choices, which Black athlete has turned in the most impressive performance at the Olympics?




In 2008, Barack Obama received 96 percent of the votes of Africans Americans who went to the polls. What do you think his percentage of the Black vote will be in 2012?



July 26, 2012

July 19, 2012

What statement best reflects your view on President Obama’s new executive order on African American education? (For more information see the JBHE.com article)




Who do you think will be Mitt Romney’s running mate?





July 12, 2012

July 5, 2012

The unemployment rate for Black Americans in June was 14.4%, up from 13.6% in May and the highest its been all year. What statement best expresses your opinion on President Obama’s performance on job creation?




The Olympic Games in London begin later this month, how much attention will you pay to the games?




June 28, 2012

June 21, 2012

Do you support the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act?


How do you rate the job performance of Attorney General Eric Holder?




June 14, 2012

June 7, 2012

How do you rate President Obama performance on issues of particular importance to the African American community?




Several predominantly White colleges and universities hold separate graduation ceremonies for their Black graduates in addition to events where all students are included. Do you think these ceremonies are a good idea?


May 31, 2012

May 24, 2012

Make your prediction for the 2012 elections:




Should HBCUs field athletic teams where all or most of the athletes are likely to be white? (See JBHE article here.)


May 17, 2012

May 10, 2012

Do you agree with President Obama’s decision to support same-sex marriages?


During the summer months, what will be your primary activity?




May 3, 2012

April 26, 2012

Is the African American National Spelling Bee a good idea? (See JBHE article here.)
While the evidence has not all been presented, what do you view as the outcome of the prosecution of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case?




April 19, 2012

April 12, 2012

What statement best reflects your view on Minister Louis Farrakhan’s speaking tour of HBCUs?



If you had to choose one of the people below to give the commencement address at your college or university this year, who would you choose?




April 5, 2012

March 29, 2012

Who do you think the GOP presidential nominee will pick for a running mate?




What do you think will be the outcome of the Supreme Court’s review of the healthcare law?



March 22, 2012

March 15, 2012

In a potential November matchup between President Obama and Mitt Romney, what is your best guess concerning the outcome of the election.
Who do you now believe will oppose President Obama in the November election?




March 8, 2012

March 1, 2012

What would you recommend as the best way for students to spend Spring Break?
With the end of Black History Month, which statement best reflects your view of this year’s events on your campus?




February 23, 2012

February 16, 2012

Now that the Supreme Court has decided to revisit the issue of affirmative action in higher education, what statement best reflects your view?
The President’s budget calls for a 1.5 percent increase in government funding for basic scientific research. Which statement best describes your view?




February 9, 2012

February 2, 2012

What is your perception of the number of campus events associated with Black History Month at your college or university?
More events than in the past
About the same as in the past
Less events than in the past
Do you agree with President Obama’s proposals to reduce federal funding for colleges and universities that raise tuition or that fail to make progress in improving their graduation rates?
Yes
No

January 26, 2012

January 19, 2012

After Newt Gingirch’s win in the South Carolina GOP presidential primary, who do you think will be the Republican nominee to oppose President Obama?
New Gingrich
Mitt Romney
Someone else

In the week in which we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., after a half century, what percentage of his “Dream” for America has come true?
25% or less
50%
75%
90% or more

January 12, 2012

January 5, 2012

Regarding hazing at HBCUs, which statement best reflects your view:
HBCUs need to take much stronger steps to curb hazing.
Most hazing rituals at HBCUs are harmless but curbs should be placed on excessive hazing.
HBCUs are being unfairly singled out.
The media is blowing it all out of proportion.

After nearly three years of the Obama presidency, how do you rate the president’s overall performance?
Excellent
Good
So-so
Poor

December 29, 2011

December 22, 2011

Do you believe GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is a racist?
Yes
No

Who do you predict stands the best chance to win the upcoming GOP Iowa Caucuses?
Mitt Romney
Newt Gingrich
Ron Paul
Michele Bachmann
Rick Perry

December 15, 2011

December 8, 2011

When the smoke clears from the current federal budget negotiations, do you think the Pell Grant program for low-income college students will face significant cuts?
Yes
No

Should the University of South Carolina Beaufort allow an African American student to display the Confederate battle flag in his dormitory room window?
Yes
No

December 1, 2011

November 24, 2011

Which statement best describes your view on the failure of the super committee to come up with a bipartisan budget plan?
Republicans’ intransigence on tax increases doomed the effort
Democrats needed to agree to more austerity measures
President Obama should have taken a more active role
This Congress can’t do anything right
Which activity will take up the most of your time during the Thanksgiving break?
Watching football
Catching up on work
Eating
Relaxing with friends and family
Traveling

November 17, 2011

November 10, 2011

While many U.S. government documents continue to use the lower case, a reader asked us to always use a capital letter when referring to Black people. Which statement best reflects your view?
Always use a capital “B.”
Use a lower case “b.”
I have no preference.
Never refer to people of African descent as either black or Black.

Do you agree with the guilty verdict in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray in the Michael Jackson case?
Yes
No

November 3, 2011

October 27, 2011

Are sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain from 20 years ago valid campaign issues today?
Yes
No
Do you think the NCAA should require colleges and universities to interview minority candidates for football head coaching positions, as is the case in the National Football League?
Yes
No

October 20, 2011

October 13, 2011

Which statement best describes your view of whether President Obama should replace Vice President Joe Biden on the 2012 Democratic Party ticket?
Yes, there are a number of better choices.
Yes, but only if Hillary Clinton is the replacement.
Too soon to decide.
Biden should remain on the ticket.
Which statement best represents your view of the Occupy Wall Street protesters?
Strongly support their efforts.
Support some of what they are saying.
They aren’t focusing on the right issues.
They should go home.

October 6, 2011

September 29, 2011

Which statement best describes your opinion of Herman Cain, the GOP candidate for president?
He’s my man for president.
Favorable, but I prefer President Obama.
Don’t know enough about him.
Don’t like him.

Recently, U.S. Representative Andre Carson and actor Morgan Freeman have both called the Tea Party movement racist. Do you agree?
Yes
No

September 22, 2011

September 15, 2011

With the President’s approval rating in most national polls below 40 percent, how do you rate his prospects for reelection?
A sure shot
More likely than not
50/50
He’s in trouble
Little or no chance
Do you think Congress will pass President Obama’s new jobs legislation?
Yes
No
Some of it

September 8, 2011

September 1, 2011

In your opinion, which president has done the most to advance racial equality in the United States?
Barack Obama
Abraham Lincoln
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lyndon B. Johnson
Someone else
As we begin the new academic year, do you have the impression that a significant number of African-American students did not return to your campus due to higher costs and reduced financial aid?
YES
NO

August 25, 2011

August 18, 2011

In a recent interview with Spiegel, Rev. Jesse Jackson stated: “Now the Republicans feel they can keep pushing and Obama will keep giving. They have not seen a stiff resistance on his part. The American people on the ground need a clearer, stronger, Lyndon B. Johnson-type voice from their president.” How do you feel about Rev. Jackson’s statement?
He is right on the mark.
I agree somewhat with what he says.
He is wrong.
With youth unemployment very high, cutbacks in government services, reductions in student loan programs, and, in some cities, fragile community/ police relationships, what are the chances that riots such as those which occurred in England recently, will happen in a major American city in the near future?
Extremely likely.
A distinct possibility.
50/50.
Somewhat unlikely.
Very doubtful.

August 11, 2011

August 4, 2011

In your opinion, who will be the GOP nominee for president in 2012?
Sarah Palin
Mitt Romney
Tim Pawlenty
Michelle Bachman
Rick Perry
Someone else
Which of the following statement best describes your view on President Obama’s handling of the debt ceiling issue.
His was the voice of reason in a sea of insanity.
He did all he could considering Congress had tied his hands.
He should have played a more active role.
His leadership was lacking.

July 28, 2011

July 21, 2011

A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the ban on race-sensitive admissions at state universities in Michigan, which was approved by voters, was unconstitutional. In your view what will be the eventual outcome of the legal proceedings?
Ruling will be allowed to stand by the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ruling will be overturned by the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ruling will be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ruling will be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Do you believe President Obama and congressional leaders will come to an agreement by August 2 to avoid a default on U.S. debt payments?
YES
NO

July 14, 2011

July 7, 2011

The unemployment rate in June for African Americans was 16.2 percent, exactly double the rate for whites. What is your prediction for the immediate trend in black unemployment?
It will move higher before it gets better.
It will hover around the same rate.
Improvement is coming soon.
Last week a federal appeals court struck down Michigan’s voter-approved ban on race-sensitive admissions at state universities. In your opinion, did the federal court overstep its authority?
YES
NO

June 30, 2011

June 23, 2011

Do you believe accrediting agencies treat historically black colleges and universities unfairly?
YES
NO
At this early stage, Mitt Romney appears to be the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination. If there is a Romney/Obama matchup, what do you predict will be the outcome?
Obama in a landslide
Obama in a nail-biter
Romney in a nail-biter
Romney in a landslide

June 16, 2011

June 9, 2011

How do you rate President Obama’s efforts to revitalize the American economy?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
Do you think honorary degrees bestowed on African Americans by predominantly white universities are primarily motivated by guilt resulting from these universities’ shortcomings in providing opportunities for African-American students and faculty?
YES
NO

June 2, 2011

May 26, 2011

Princeton professor Cornel West has created a stir with comments about President Obama, including saying he is “a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.” Of the following statements, which one best expresses your feelings on the matter?
Professor West has raised some important issues that should be discussed.
Professor West is wrong but has the right to say what he believes.
Professor West was wrong to criticize the President.
What are your plans for the summer?
Research
Work
Taking it easy

May 19, 2011

May 12, 2011

A recent op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal called for banning fraternities on college campuses due to the large number of sexual assault cases involving fraternity members. Do you agree that fraternities should be banned?
YES
NO
If you had a choice between the following for a commencement speaker, who would you choose?
Michelle Obama
Toni Morrison
Oprah Winfrey
Rhianna

May 5, 2011

April 28, 2011

Donald Trump is calling on President Obama to release his college transcripts, alleging that he was not qualified to be admitted to Harvard Law School. Should the president release the information?
YES
NO
A half-century ago the Freedom Riders traveled across the South to ensure that African Americans would have the same rights as others. Is the nation doing enough to commemorate the historic events of a half-century ago?
YES
NO

April 21, 2011

April 14, 2011

How do you regard President Obama’s debt reduction plan?
Favorably
Some good points, some bad
Unfavorably
The United Negro College Fund supports 39 member institutions which are privately owned historically black colleges and universities. A generation from now, how many of these private HBCUs do you predict will remain as independent institutions?
39
More than 35
More than 30
Less than 30

April 7, 2011

March 31, 2011

Rutgers University reportedly will pay Toni Morrison $30,000 to speak at its spring commencement. Do you think that colleges and universities should pay such a sum to a commencement speaker?
YES
NO
Do you support President Obama’s decision to take military action in Libya?
YES
NO

March 24, 2011

March 17, 2011

Which statement best describes the situation on your campus over the past two years?
Race relations have improved.
There has been no change in the racial climate.
Race relations have deteriorated.
Blacks are 5 percent of the faculty at U.S. colleges and universities. What do you think is the main reason for the shortage?
Better employment opportunities outside academia
Lack of funds to pursue a qualifying doctorate
Racial and/or gender discrimination
All of the above

March 10, 2011

March 3, 2011

If they were alive today, who would you most want to have as a guest lecturer on your campus?
Abraham Lincoln
Malcolm X
Sojourner Truth
Martin Luther King Jr.
Who do you think would be the toughest opponent for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election?
Sarah Palin
Donald Trump
Mike Huckabee
Mitt Romney
Someone else

February 24, 2011

February 17, 2011

Critics have charged that Black History Month tends to “ghettoize” black scholarship into one month per year while black accomplishments are ignored for the remainder of the year. Do you believe Black History Month continues to serve a useful purpose?
YES
NO
Do you think racial discrimination is a major factor in explaining the lower percentage of black doctoral candidates who receive teaching and research assistantships?
YES
NO

February 10, 2011

February 3, 2011

The NAACP is calling for the CIAA, an athletic association of 13 historically black colleges and universities, to move its basketball tournament from Charlotte, North Carolina. Should the tournament be moved?
YES
NO
Do you think that historically black colleges and universities facing serious enrollment or financial problems should consider merging with predominantly white educational institutions?
Yes
Only if they otherwise would close
Never

January 27, 2011

January 20, 2011

Do you think the nation’s historically black colleges and universities should prohibit students, faculty, and staff from carrying guns on campus?
YES
NO
When black faculty come up for tenure at predominantly white colleges and universities, on average, what level of racial discrimination do they continue to face?
Very High
Moderate
Slight
None at all

January 13, 2011

January 6, 2011

Do you agree with the decision to remove all mentions of the word nigger from the new edition of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
YES
NO
As we begin the new year, how optimistic are you for the prospect of gains for African Americans in higher education during the coming year?
Very optimistic
Guarded optimism
Not optimistic

December 30, 2010

December 23, 2010

According to a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights study, reported in this issue of JBHE, black students admitted to science degree programs at selective, predominantly white universities under race-sensitive admissions programs face an “academic mismatch” that leads many of them to fail. Do you agree?
YES
NO
How important is it for African-American college students to spend a semester abroad?
Very important
Important
Somewhat important
Not important

December 16, 2010

December 9, 2010

In the statistic of the week, JBHE shows that white children are more than twice as likely as black children to be living in married-couple families. How big a factor is this statistic in explaining the educational gap between black and white children?
The most important factor
Very important
Significant, but other factors are more important
Not that important
Should the Bush era tax cuts be extended for people at all income levels?
YES
NO

December 2, 2010

November 25, 2010

President Obama has called on the United States to have the highest percentage of college graduates in the world by the year 2020. Do you think this is a realistic goal?
YES
NO
A recent survey showed that a former president of private historically black university received $1.1 million in compensation during the 2008-09 academic year. Do you feel this is excessive compensation?
YES
NO

November 18, 2010

November 11, 2010

Considering the loss of more than 60 Democratics seats in the House of Representatives, do you believe Nancy Pelosi should have given up her leadership position?
YES
NO
This summer a JBHE poll found that 72 percent of readers believed Barack Obama would be reelected president in 2012. Given that in last week’s midterm elections 60 percent of white voters cast their ballot for the GOP, do you now believe President Obama will be reelected in 2012?
YES
NO

November 4, 2010

October 28, 2010

Given the poor record of Oxford University in admitting black students (see story in this issue), do you think a certain number of spaces at the educational institution should be set aside and reserved for black students?
YES
NO
This coming Tuesday, do you predict that voters in Arizona will approve a ballot initiative that bans race-sensitive admissions in higher education?
YES
NO

October 21, 2010

October 14, 2010

What is your prediction for the midterm elections?
Democrats hold the House and Senate
GOP wins the House but not the Senate
GOP wins the Senate but not the House
GOP controls both the House and Senate
Do you think a GOP takeover of the House and/or Senate would harm the higher educational opportunities of African Americans?
YES
NO

October 7, 2010

September 30, 2010

Should the Department of Education impose new regulations that would eliminate federal student aid for some for-profit colleges and technical schools?
YES
NO
The median black family income in the United States is 60 percent of the median white family income. When do you think racial parity will prevail?
In 25 years
In 50 years
More than 100 years
Never

September 23, 2010

September 16, 2010

Did you participate in any activities associated with national Historically Black College and University Week?
YES
NO
Do you think the problem of violent hazing is more prevalent among black fraternities and sororities on college campuses than it is among white Greek organizations?
YES
NO

September 9, 2010

September 2, 2010

Where will the black unemployment rate be six months from now?
Higher
Lower
About the same
Do you believe African-American members of Congress are being unfairly singled out for ethics violations?
YES
NO

August 26, 2010

August 19, 2010

Do you think President Obama will be reelected in 2012?
YES
NO
How long should colleges and universities continue to use race-sensitive admissions?
No longer.
For 10 more years
For 25 more years
For as long as it takes for blacks to achieve parity.