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Our inaugural study surveyed random samples of four groups: WSU students, faculty, and staff, and local townspeople. Guided by a 3-page script, those first interviewers were instructed to “Be nice! Do not hang up,” if “a person becomes incensed, uses foul language, goes on tirade, etc.” After four days of telephone calls in our new Public Opinion Lab (POL), these pioneers achieved an 85% rate of response – a feat practically unheard of in these modern times! Among the key findings, this first study revealed a wide range of local support for the university workshops on racism.