The MassINC Polling Group (MPG) is a full-service survey research company offering public opinion research to public, private, and social sector clients.

We are the polling provider for WBUR, an NPR station in the Boston area, a partnership that began in 2011. We offer the highest quality research products based on the very best research methodologies and the most rigorous analysis. In addition to polling services, we also offer our clients communications and media services to help disseminate their poll results in a way that serves their interests. Our reputation for excellence and accuracy gives our research a high level of trust in the policy community, which many of our clients appreciate as they communicate their results.


Joint Projects With MassINC

When MassINC and MPG collaborate on research projects, MPG is contracted to design the survey instrument, perform data collection, and provide results. Working together, MassINC and MPG interpret findings and present them in a report. While these reports are authored by both MassINC and MPG, recommendations presented represent the views of MassINC exclusively.

Clients of the MassINC Polling Group


The MassINC Polling Group (MPG) is a for-profit subsidiary of MassINC. We have our own clients separate from MassINC, and regularly conduct projects that are unrelated to the research program of MassINC. MPG’s choice of projects and clients, as well as findings and recommendations we give to our clients do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MassINC.

About MassINC

The Massachusetts Institute for the New Commonwealth (MassINC) is an independent think tank and publisher of CommonWealth magazine. Our mission is to stimulate nonpartisan debate, shape public policy and advance a public agenda that supports the growth of the middle class. MassINC’s impact is achieved through independent research, journalism and civic forums that promote: jobs and economic security; sustainable communities; and government accountability.