VSU Announces New Black Virginia Voters Poll

Poll to assess attitudes and opinions about current topics and events

Virginia State University, VA -- Virginia State University’s John Mercer Langston Institute (JMLI) for Political Leadership is conducting a Black Voter’s Survey to learn more about the attitudes and opinions of Black Voters in the Commonwealth of Virginia related to current topics and events. The Institute is inviting persons who are black/of African descent and live in Virginia to take the survey and allow for their voice to be heard.  

The JMLI at Virginia State University is devoted to developing, empowering, and cultivating African American leadership in the Commonwealth of Virginia through innovative training, policy collection and assistance, programming, research, and networking. 

This is the second poll from JMLI, with the first “Black Virginia Voters Poll” highlighting the needs of Black Virginia voters prior to the 2020 Presidential election. With the new administration taking office and with the recent violence at the Capitol, the current poll seeks to assess how Black Virginians view the current state and climate of politics. 

According to Dr. Wes Bellamy, Chair of the VSU Department of Political Science, “Black voters in Virginia are among the most influential bodies in the Commonwealth. With our current poll, we are looking to not only analyze the beliefs and viewpoints of Black Virginians, but also use this data help propel those voices to demand change.” 

The poll can be accessed on the Virginia State University homepage as well as by clicking the link  http://bit.ly/blackvotersurveyjan21    The poll will close on January 31, 2021 with the findings being released during the first week of February.