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Market, Political, Governmental Research and Analysis Since 1966

Partial List of Projects by Quest Principals

Assessment and Evaluation

  • City of Providence, RI: Evaluation of Selected Public Services
  • New England Keswick, Monterey, MA. Youth Camp and Retreat Center
  • Providence Housing Authority, Substance Abuse Program Evaluation
  • Rhode Island Office of Municipal Affairs, Outcomes Assessment Pilot Project,
  • State of Rhode Island, Citizen Perceptions of State Image
  • Tonomy Hill/Newport Heights, HOPE VI Low Income Housing Assessment
  • Town of North Providence, RI: Town Service Evaluation·
  • Town of Warren, RI, Departmental Evaluation, Department of Public Works


  • Bond Issues -- Municipal Bond Issues and Referenda
  • Transportation Bonds
  • Higher Education Bonds
  • Rhode Island Constitutional Amendments
  • Greenhouse Compact

Public Policy Issues

  • Brown University, Colo rectal Cancer Study
  • Center for Environmental Studies, Brown University. Study of Narragansett Bay
  • Debate Watch. Presidential and Senatorial Debates
  • Ford Foundation. Campaign Finance Reform
  • Higher Education Opinion Studies:
            Community College of Rhode Island
            Rhode Island College
            Roger Williams University
  • HOPE VI Public Housing Project. Newport, RI
  • Legislative and City Council Redistricting.
  • National Commission on Presidential Debates
  • National Organization for Marriage
  • North Eastern University, Ph. D. Study, Health Care Public Policy
  • Rhode Island Issues Survey. Released at periodic intevals
  • Roger Williams Hospital, Providence. Services and Image
  • Save the Bay. Study of Environmental Issues and Organization's Image
  • Substance Abuse Programs.
            Providence Housing Authority
            City of Woonsocket
            Town of Lincoln, RI

State and Municipal Governments

Charter Drafting

Bristol,   RI                                                                Pawtucket, RI

Burrillville,  RI                                                             Providence, RI

Charleston,  RI                                                             Richmond, RI

Glocester,  RI                                                              Smithfield, RI

Hopkinton,  RI                                                        West Warwick, RI

Johnston,  RI                                                   Allegheny County, PA

Other Studies

  • City of Woonsocket, RI, Department of Planning and Development
  • County of Allegheny, PA (Pittsburgh), County Treasurer
  • Service Delivery and Performance:
            Cities of East Providence, Cranston, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick
            Towns of Coventry, Cumberland, Johnston, Smithfield, West Warwick, RI 

Political Candidates

  • Among the Scores of Candidates

Governors of Both Political Parties

         Members of Congress -- Both Parties

         Attorneys General -- Both Parties

         General State Officers--Both Parties           

Legislators--Both Parties

Mayors--Both Parties

News Media

  • Providence Journal-Bulletin. Political Polling and Market Research
  • Three of Providence's Network Television Stations. Polling, Exit Polling, Analysis
  • Political analysis for Rhode Island top news and talk station, WPRO
  • Exclusive pollster in 2010 election cycle for WJAR-, TV Providence, RI's news leader
Dr. Profughi's reputation as an authority on Rhode Island politics and government and attitudes and opinions is acknowledged not only in Rhode Island, but also nationally and regionally. Among the outlets contacting him for comment: 
  • Congressional Quarterly
  • Boston Globe
  • Los Angeles Times
  • New York Times
  • Associated Press
  • WJAR-NBC 10
  • WPRI-CBS 12
  • WLNE-ABC 6
  • Providence Journal
  • Associated Press
  • Radio stations WPRO, WJAR, and WNRI.
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