A voter fills out a survey

The goal of Ohio Matters is "to become the definitive, go-to source" to gauge the state's voter sentiment.

Advance Ohio and BW partner to create groundbreaking voter sentiment panel

June 28, 2017

cleveland-dot-com logoAdvance Ohio logoCleveland.com and parent company Advance Ohio today announced a partnership with Baldwin Wallace University "to develop a new, ground-breaking method to determine where Ohioans stand on state and national political issues."

Cleveland.com is working to build a statewide panel of at least 10,000 participants, and researchers at BW Community Research Institute (CRI) will analyze survey data to gauge Ohio voter sentiment on an ongoing basis.

Ohio Matters

In a news release, Advance Ohio/cleveland.com president and editor, Chris Quinn, explains that the goal of "Ohio Matters" is "to become the definitive, go-to source for where Ohioans stand on political matters."

A voter fills out a surveyThe online surveys will include diverse participants representative of people from all walks of life across the state.

Reporters from cleveland.com will draw on the data and analysis from BW CRI faculty experts to "tell the stories about what Ohioans are thinking about healthcare reform, taxes or how to clean up Lake Erie."

For more information, read Quinn's announcement and invitation to participate on cleveland.com.

Ohioans who are ready to let their voices be heard may visit cleveland.com/ohio-matters-panel to sign up. 

About cleveland.com

cleveland.com is the premier news and information website in the state of Ohio, attracting an average of 8 million unique users every month. It provides an essential 24/7 news, information and social interaction network, covering local and national news, sports, arts and entertainment.


Founded in 2005 at Baldwin Wallace University (BW) in Berea, Ohio, the CRI conducts regional, statewide and national surveys for government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, community-based organizations, businesses and the media. CRI also offers BW students opportunities for mentored experience in social science research.