About the Center for Public Opinion Research

The UTSA Center for Public Opinion Research (CPOR) is a full-scale academic public opinion research center that produces and facilitates basic and applied opinion research contributing to our understanding of important political and governance issues.

Information on the 2024-25 CPOR Graduate Fellowship can be found here.

Mission Statement

CPOR, which is located in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA), was launched in the fall of 2023 with Dr. Bryan Gervais serving as the inaugural director. The mission of CPOR is to foster groundbreaking research that provides insights and broaden the understanding of the opinions of residents in San Antonio, Texas, and our region.

Vision Statement

CPOR has three primary objectives:

(1) conduct high-quality public opinion polling of the San Antonio/Bexar County population that will serve as barometer of local public opinion and promote the university

(2) facilitate research objectives of external and internal clients through sample vending; and

(3) provide experiential learning opportunities for UTSA students that equip them with transferable skills. A secondary objective, dovetailing with the Center’s experiential learning objectives, will be to improve public opinion research through experimentation with polling methodology.

Our Faculty

Bryan Gervais

Bryan Gervais, Ph.D.

Director of the UTSA Center for Public Opinion Research

Associate Professor


MS 4.02.52


Aracelia Alamo Guzman

Aracelia Alamo-Guzman

Administrative Associate ll


MS 4.02.66


San Antonio

January 30, 2024

Polling by new UTSA Center for Public Opinion research to gauge local voter perspectives

What issues do people in greater San Antonio care about? That’s what UTSA’s new Center for Public Opinion Research (CPOR) aims to discover. Researchers established the new polling center to learn about the perspectives, opinions and priorities of people living in the San Antonio region.

Contact us:

  •   Office Location
  •   Multidisciplinary Studies (MS) Building 3.02.49
  •   1 UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249
  •   210-458-5644