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The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics

A bipartisan research, teaching and experiential learning institute dedicated to increasing understanding of the political process with special emphasis on political parties, grassroots activity, civility and ethics, and hands-on learning through internships and events.


Spring 2022 Bliss Institute Poll: Political Polarization in Ohio

Thurs., April 28, noon - 1 p.m.

Dr. John Green will present the results of the Spring 2022 Bliss Institute poll on political polarization among Ohioans and will take audience questions.

The survey will cover underlying sources of division and also public opinion on current issue controversies, including:

    • COVID-19 pandemic
    • Climate change
    • Conduct of elections
    • Changes in the regulation of abortion
    • Teaching about racism in public schools
    • The perceived threat of socialism

The survey also contains information about issue priorities for Ohioans.

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Why study applied politics

Catey Breck, MPA, BA '06, discusses her career path and how the Bliss Institute helped her.

Valuable internships

UA graduate student, Kevin Cohen, shares his internship experience with the Tim Ryan for Congress Campaign.

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Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
The University of Akron
Olin Hall 325
Akron, OH 44325-1914
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