A Different Kind of Research
We engaged with Lincoln Park Strategies to conduct a large-scale survey of a hard-to-reach population: those who have left high school without graduating. Considering the lack of trust such young people often have with conducting surveys, we didn’t know what to expect. LPS more than exceeded our expectations. They worked with us every step of the way, walked us through different methodologies, and developed a survey that the youth could understand. The result? A robust data set that helped make what had been a near futile effort in the past become a successful project that has had national impacts on the ways that policymakers and practitioners consider young people who leave school.
Lincoln Park Strategies is one of the most innovative research firms I have worked with. From the corporate world to non-profits, they always provide a thought-provoking and results oriented method of tackling the project at hand. At the end of the day, I know they are not just going to tell me what I want to hear, but give me the information I need to make smart, strategic, and effective decisions.
Dealing with issues such as fracking, offshore drilling, and clean water in the South can be a challenge, but the insights Lincoln Park Strategies has provided and their ability to turn data into action has made them an invaluable partner in our efforts.
Stefan Hankin is remarkably different from some of the other political operatives I have met in this town. Rather than being all consumed by messaging that often devolves into negative attacks, he knows that at the end of the day politics is a numbers game. Lincoln Park Strategies continues to innovate the way campaigns and companies think about polling.