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The Docking Institute of Public Affairs offers survey and focus group research, economic impact and public policy analysis, and strategic planning in the service of its mission to “facilitate effective public policy decision making among governmental and non-profit entities.” The Docking Institute began as the University’s Institute of Public Affairs in 1980. The Kansas Board of Regents in 1989 changed the name to the Docking Institute of Public Affairs in honor of Kansas Governors George Docking and Robert B. Docking and Lt. Governor Tom Docking. Since its inception, the Docking Institute has been a leader in facilitating public policy development for western and rural Kansas. For the last five years, the Institute has also produced the annual Kansas Speaks survey of Kansas public opinion. The Institute’s University Center for Survey Research is equipped and staffed to provide numerous survey and research services in multiple languages and varying populations.
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