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.

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.

Associate Professor

Director of the UTSA Center for Public Opinion Research



Aracelia Alamo Guzman

Aracelia Alamo-Guzman

Administrative Associate ll



Lead Photo Example

October 16, 2023

Mellon Humanities Pathways Program - Now accepting applications!

The UTSA Mexico Center seeks undergraduate students from underrepresented and other backgrounds to participate in the 2023-2024 cohort of the UTSA Mellon Humanities Pathways Program.

Christine Martinez, an undergraduate Modern Language Studies major and Linguistics minor

August 26, 2020

Linguistic Student Wins Competition

Published by COLFA

Christine Martinez recently awarded third place in the 3M Ready, Set, Research Competition.

Contact us:

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