Thomas and Dorothy Leavey
Center for the Study of Los Angeles

The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles (StudyLA) is the premier public research organization studying the dynamic region of Los Angeles. It is recognized as one of the leading undergraduate research centers in the nation, and is an acknowledged LA authority in public opinion surveys, exit polls, and leadership and community studies. 

Since 1996, StudyLA has conducted groundbreaking research throughs its LA Votes Election Study, LA Riots Anniversary Study, Public Opinion Survey, and Leaders Survey.

The research center provides rigorous, mentored research experiences for undergraduate students with an emphasis on hands-on field research.

updates on election reform from StudyLA and Registrar-Recorder
LA’s largest general social survey
querying Angelenos on the region
Largest U.S. per-capita exit poll &
polling place quality study
Opinions on race relations & riots
for 20 years running
Documenting LA through
rich AV content & other ephemera