Trump’s Budget at Odds with Public’s Priorities
March 23, 2017
An innovative survey reveals significant differences between the budget proposed in the Trump administration’s “Budget Blueprint” for 2018 and what the public recommends. For the top ten areas, the gaps between the spending proposals of the majority of the public and those of the Trump administration total $139.6 billion. For Republicans these gaps are narrower totaling $86.9 billion, while for Democrats the total is $188.5 billion. Read More


In-depth Study Shows Support for Trump Fed by Near-Universal Frustration that Government Ignores the People
November 17, 2016
While there is much post-election interest in a small demographic of voters who shifted from voting for Barack Obama to Donald Trump, an in-depth study conducted in the midst of the election finds that Trump’s victory was buoyed by a broad-based, nearly universal crisis of confidence in how the federal government makes decisions. Read More


As Candidates Prepare to Debate Social Security, Americans Agree On a Path to Fix It
New in-depth survey shows wide bipartisan agreement on reducing shortfall

October 18, 2016

While Social Security did not come up in the first two Presidential debates, moderator Chris Wallace is reportedly preparing to make it a topic in tomorrow’s third and final debate. Meanwhile, a new ‘Citizen Cabinet’ survey released today finds significant bipartisan consensus on four major steps that would resolve most of the program’s projected shortfall. Read More


Large Majorities in States Suing Federal Government Favor Clean Power Plan 
September 12, 2016

As litigators prepare oral arguments for the 26-state suit to stop the federal government from implementing the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a Citizen Cabinet survey finds that two-thirds of registered voters in the states party to the suit (67 percent) actually favor the Plan. Eight states were also surveyed, including three that are party to the lawsuit; in all three – Florida, Ohio and Texas – two-thirds or more also support the plan. Read More


Large Bipartisan Majorities Favor Steps to Reduce Carbon Dioxide
In-depth ‘Citizen Cabinet’ survey finds 7-in-10 support Clean Power Plan, Paris climate agreement

May 4, 2016

As world leaders convene in Washington for the Climate Action 2016 summit, a new Citizen Cabinet survey finds that large bipartisan majorities of voters favor steps to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The probability-based, online representative sample included more than 4,000 registered voters across the United States. Read More


Americans Not Sold on Defense Increase
In-depth survey shows voters would reduce defense budget $12 billion, cut F-35 program, retire one aircraft carrier
March 9, 2016

President Barack Obama and leading Republican presidential candidates have called for increasing defense spending. However, given the opportunity to make their own defense budget, a majority of voters (61 percent) cut defense spending in a new in-depth survey released today by Voice Of the People. Not even a majority of Republicans made increases. Read More


In-Depth Federal Budget Survey: Republicans and Democrats Agree on Changes Reducing Deficit By $52 billion
February 4, 2016

As the announcement of President Obama’s FY2017 budget draws near, a new, national survey finds majorities of Republicans and Democrats agreeing on cuts in spending and increases in revenues that would reduce the projected deficit by $52 billion. Read More


Citizen Cabinet Survey: Bipartisan Majority Favors Giving US Postal Service More Freedom to Act Like a Business
Latest USPS financial report underscores need for reform

November 17, 2015

On the heels of the news that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) posted a net loss of $5.1 billion for FY2015, a new survey of a representative panel of registered voters finds large bipartisan majorities recommend Congress should let USPS act more like a business in ways that would dramatically improve its financial position, according to the results of a Citizen Cabinet survey released by Voice Of the People. Read More


After Weighing Options, Majority Approves Iran Nuclear Deal 
September 1, 2015

A majority of a national citizen advisory panel, made up of a representative sample of American registered voters, recommends Congress approve the deal recently negotiated between Iran, the United States and other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (plus Germany) on Iran’s nuclear program.  Read More


Deal or No Deal? 
July 23, 2015

Using Voice Of the People’s interactive online tool – designed to simulate the debate Congress is facing – Americans now can directly let their representatives in Congress know exactly what they would do on the deal with Iran. Read More


Bipartisan Majorities in Red, Blue, and Swing States Recommend Iran Deal 
June 24, 2015 

As the June 30 deadline for negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program approaches, a new survey conducted in a red state (Oklahoma), a blue state (Maryland) and a swing state (Virginia) finds large bipartisan majorities in all three recommend making a deal with Iran rather than pursuing more sanctions. Read More


Oklahoma Citizen Cabinet Survey: Republicans, Democrats Agree on Key Measures to Resolve Social Security Shortfall 
April 22, 2015

Voice Of the People’s first survey of its newly established Oklahoma Citizen Cabinet finds large majorities of Republicans and Democrats agree on recommendations that would cover most of the looming Social Security shortfall. Read More


Virginia Citizen Cabinet Survey: Republicans, Democrats Agree on Key Measures to Resolve Social Security Shortfall 
April 16, 2015
 
Voice Of the People’s first survey of its newly established Virginia Citizen Cabinet finds overwhelming majorities of Republicans and Democrats agree on recommendations that would cover most of the looming Social Security shortfall.  Read More


Survey of Maryland Citizen Cabinet Finds Broad Bipartisan Agreement on How to Resolve Social Security Shortfall 
April 14, 2015

Voice Of the People’s first survey of its newly established Maryland Citizen Cabinet finds overwhelming majorities of Republicans and Democrats agree on recommendations that would cover most of the looming Social Security shortfall. A modest majority recommends steps that would completely eliminate the shortfall. Read More


Voice Of the People Announces Partnership with University of Oklahoma for Citizen Cabinet Initiative
October 8, 2014

Voice Of the People (VOP) President Steven Kull today announced a partnership with the University of Oklahoma’s Public Opinion Learning Laboratory and the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center for VOP’s launch of the statewide Citizen Cabinet. OU’s Public Opinion Learning Laboratory will be responsible for managing the recruitment of Citizen Cabinet members in Oklahoma and the Carl Albert Center will help interpret the data and add a local perspective through events that it will help convene to present the Cabinet findings. Read More


Voice Of the People Announces Partnership with University of Virginia for Citizen Cabinet Initiative
October 8, 2014

Voice Of the People (VOP) President Steven Kull today announced a partnership with the University of Virginia’s Center for Survey Research (CSR) for VOP’s launch of the Citizen Cabinet. CSR will be responsible for managing the recruitment of Citizen Cabinet members in Virginia as well as other parts of the country. Read More


Study finds Americans not as polarized as conventional wisdom suggests
July 2, 2014

A new study finds remarkably little difference between the views of people who live in red (Republican) districts or states, and those who live in blue (Democratic) districts or states on questions about what policies the government should pursue. The study analyzed 388 questions asking what the government should do in regard to a wide range of policy issues and found that that most people living in red districts/states disagreed with most people in blue districts/states on only four percent of the questions. Read More


Large Majorities of Republicans and Democrats Agree
on How to Reform Social Security

New ‘Policymaking Simulation’ Posted Online for Every American to Try
February 7, 2014

When a representative sample of Americans were given information about the projected insolvency of Social Security and presented options for dealing with it, overwhelming majorities—including three in four Republicans and Democrats—favored taking steps that would eliminate most of the Social Security shortfall and a modest majority favored steps that would eliminate it entirely, through a combination of raising revenues and trimming benefits. Large majorities endorsed reducing benefits for the top quarter of earners…Read More


Voice Of the People and its Campaign for a Citizen Cabinet Seek to Give
Public a Seat at the Table

October 3, 2013

Washington DC – As the governmenet shutdown continues, with Congress at an impasse, a new organization today unveiled its plan for breaking through the persistent polarization and gridlock that plagues Washington, DC. Voice Of the People (VOP) and its Campaign for a Citizen Cabinet seek to give the public a seat at the table when government decisions are being made…Read More