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How Americans Envision a More Perfect Union Report
Children run through Domino Park as New York City continues Phase 4 of reopening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19, July 2020. (Getty/Alexi Rosenfeld)

How Americans Envision a More Perfect Union

A new study of U.S. public opinion shows a common path forward for the country based on national economic development and a more cooperative politics.

John Halpin, Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, 2 More Karl Agne, Nisha Jain

Americans Want the Federal Government To Help People in Need Report
A woman walks with her daughter after picking up her breakfast and lunch in Revere, Massachusetts, on December 11, 2020. She is among many low-income parents in Massachusetts who have struggled to receive their promised free school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Getty/The Boston Globe/Suzanne Kreiter)

Americans Want the Federal Government To Help People in Need

Results from a national survey of registered voters shed light on how Americans view the importance of the social safety net and other economic policies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

John Halpin, Karl Agne, Nisha Jain

Voters Strongly Back Federal Assistance for Those in Need Article

Voters Strongly Back Federal Assistance for Those in Need

A comprehensive new survey of American voters finds widespread support for anti-poverty programs and new steps to improve economic security of working families.

John Halpin, Karl Agne, Nisha Jain

What Do Voters Want on Child Care Ahead of the 2020 Elections? Report
 (Children are dropped off at a day care in Queens, New York, during phase four of the city's reopening following the coronavirus pandemic, July 2020.)

What Do Voters Want on Child Care Ahead of the 2020 Elections?

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing challenges for many parents in finding and affording high quality child care. Subsequently, voters strongly support increased governmental steps to help parents care for their kids and continue to work.

John Halpin, Karl Agne, Nisha Jain

America Decides Report

America Decides

One year out from the 2020 election, American voters support a range of pragmatic government actions to expand health care access and reduce costs; increase taxation on the wealthy; help low-income families with basic living necessities; and check corporate power.

John Halpin, Karl Agne, Nisha Jain

America Adrift Report
An American flag and microphone on stage, February 2008.

America Adrift

A new study of public attitudes on U.S. foreign policy issues finds that voters desire more government investment at home to remain competitive in the world.

John Halpin, Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, 3 More Karl Agne, Jim Gerstein, Nisha Jain

Voters Across Party Lines Support Clean Slate Legislation Article
Facade of Montgomery County Court House in Norristown, Pennsylvania, April 2018. (Getty/Bastiaan Slabbers)

Voters Across Party Lines Support Clean Slate Legislation

Voters overwhelmingly support clean slate legislation to automatically seal records for nonviolent crimes and marijuana possession. Support also crosses party and demographic lines for legalization of marijuana.

John Halpin, Karl Agne

Ensuring Basic Living Standards for All Report

Ensuring Basic Living Standards for All

American voters reject congressional proposals to cut health care, housing, education, and nutrition assistance programs and favor policies that invest in good jobs and economic security.

John Halpin, Karl Agne

Moving the War on Poverty Forward Report

Moving the War on Poverty Forward

A new study about how Millennials view federal anti-poverty efforts finds that they are more likely than older Americans to face direct economic problems.

John Halpin, Karl Agne

50 Years After LBJ’s War on Poverty Report

50 Years After LBJ’s War on Poverty

A major new study of public attitudes about poverty, work, and economic opportunity reveals that many Americans remain in economic hardship and desire new efforts to provide low-income families with good paying jobs, greater access to education, and more supportive communities to raise their children.

John Halpin, Karl Agne