Here to take a survey? Current Surveys

The HELPS Lab offers access to current web-based surveys through its website. Some of the surveys are open more generally to the public, while others require an access code for entry. Some surveys offer incentives for completion. Click here to view available surveys.


2020 Election Polls Data Release

2020 Treasure State Election Polls

The 2020 Treasure State Election Polls were mail surveys of Montana registered voters conducted by the HELPS Lab at Montana State University-Bozeman from September - November 2020. The surveys were conducted in two waves:  one prior to the election (September-October 2020) and one following the election (November 2020). The files below represent a public release of the data, results, and associated documentation.Funding for the project came from over 100 individual donors to the Montana State University Alumni Foundation and from Montana State University.

Available materials include the following:

Further, an in-depth report explores gaps between pre-election and actual results in political races.

From Consultation to Data Delivery 

The Human Ecology Learning and Problem Solving (HELPS) Lab is a fee-for-service facility at Montana State University-Bozeman that enables the collection of high-quality data for researchers using a variety of social and behavioral methods. The HELPS Lab specializes in data collection involving human subjects. We offer a free initial consultation and a free estimate of costs for proposed work.

The HELPS Lab has successfully served clients in a range of fields, including agricultural extension, business, ecology, health and human development, political science, and sociology. 

Clients are able to employ a complete and cutting edge set of research tools and working with the HELPS Lab can improve your understanding of best practices in data collection. The HELPS Lab offers services to meet the needs of new and experienced researchers. 

We can help you overcome common research challenges and provide you with high-quality and reliable data products.

Are you interested in knowing how our data collection and data management services can meet your needs and improve your current data collection project? Contact us for a free consultation or learn more about our services.


Support for the HELPS Lab has come from Montana INBRE, the MSU Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and MSU's College of Letters and Science.