Voice of the People works to identify the public’s views on public policy by surveying large representative samples of Americans — nationally and in states and congressional districts.  While Congress is often too polarized to solve many of our nation’s pressing issues, VOP has found a remarkable degree of consensus among the American people on a wide range of policy matters.

VOP uses online interactive policymaking simulations that are more informative than traditional polls.  The findings provide policymakers a deeper understanding of the views and values of their constituents as a whole, than what they now receive by listening only to those who write or call their offices.

VOP continues to seek out areas of consensus, and communicate the findings to policymakers and the public.

Public Consultation Surveys

Americans on Proposals to Reform Solitary Confinement
A National Survey of Registered Voters
June 2021
Limiting the Negative Consequences of Criminal Records
A National Survey of Registered Voters
April 2021
Limiting the Negative Consequences of Criminal Records
A National Survey of Registered Voters
April 2021
Americans on Clean Energy Proposals: Carbon Fee & Rebate Plan
A National Survey of Registered Voters
March 2021
PA-7 Residents on Campaign Finance Reform Proposals
A Survey of Residents of Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District
February 2021
Americans on Clean Energy Proposals: Tax Incentives
A National Survey of Registered Voters
November 2020
Common Ground of the American People
Nearly 150 Policy Positions Supported by Both Republicans and Democrats
August 2020
Americans on Police Reform
A National Survey of Registered Voters
July 2020
Americans on US Contribution to Five Sustainable Development Goals
A National Survey of Registered Voters
July 2020
Family and Medical Leave
A National Survey of Registered Voters
March 2020
Government Reform (NJ-7)
A Survey of Citizens in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District
February 2020
Immigration Reform
A Survey of Citizens in New York’s 25th Congressional District
November 2019
National Popular Vote Survey
A National Survey of Registered Voters
November 2019
Responsiveness and Assessments of 2020 Presidential Candidates
A National Survey of Registered Voters
November 2019
Americans on the FY 2020 Federal Budget
A National Survey of Registered Voters
August 2019
Americans on International Trade Policy
A National Survey of Registered Voters
June 2019
Americans on Nuclear Weapons
A National Survey of Registered Voters
May 2019
Americans on NATO
A National Survey of Registered Voters
April 2019
Nuclear Weapons Survey: INF Treaty
A National Survey of Registered Voters
January 2019
Responding to Voters’ Dissatisfaction with Government
A National Survey of Registered Voters
January 2019
Immigration Reform
A National Survey of Registered Voters
October 2018
Sentencing Reform
A National Survey of Registered Voters
August 2018
Americans Evaluate Campaign Finance Reform
A National Survey of Registered Voters
May 2018
Offshore Drilling
A National Survey of Registered Voters
May 2018
Solar Panel Tariffs
A National Survey of Registered Voters
April 2018
Ground-Level Ozone: Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017
A National Survey of Registered Voters
April 2018
Americans on Net Neutrality (Part 2)
A National Survey of Registered Voters
April 2018
Government Reform: Independents and Third Parties
A National Survey of Registered Voters
April 2018
The Fair Representation Act: Redistricting By Citizens, Rank-Choice Voting, Multi-Member Districts
A National Survey of Registered Voters
April 2018
Immigration Reform Proposals
A survey of registered voters nationally, and in California, Texas & Florida
March 2018
Alexander-Murray Healthcare Bill
A National Survey of Registered Voters
January 2018
Americans on Net Neutrality (Part 1)
A National Survey of Registered Voters
December 2017
Government Reform: Lobbying Restrictions and Past Presidents
A National Survey of Registered Voters
December 2017
Government Reform: Allowing Nonprofits to Endorse Political Candidates
A National Survey of Registered Voters
November 2017
Americans on Tax Reform
A National Survey of Registered Voters
November 2017
Solving the Medicare Shortfall
A survey of registered voters nationwide, and in California, Florida, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia
October 2017
American Health Care Act
A National Survey of Voters
June 2017
Federal Poverty Programs
A National Survey of Registered Voters
May 2017
Voter Anger with Government and the 2016 Election
A National Survey of Registered Voters
November 2016
Fixing Social Security
A Citizen Cabinet survey nationwide, and in California, Florida, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia
October 2016
Clean Power
A Citizen Cabinet Survey nationwide and in California, Florida, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia
September 2016
Rightsizing Defense: The Perspective of the People
An in-depth survey of the Citizen Cabinet, nationally and in California, Florida, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia
March 2016
How Americans Would Fix the U.S. Postal Service
A Survey of the Citizen Cabinet, Nationally and in Maryland, Oklahoma and Virginia
November 2015
Assessing the Iran Deal
A Survey of the National Citizen Cabinet
September 2015
Fixing Social Security: Recommendations of the Citizen Cabinet
Nationally and in the States of Maryland, Oklahoma and Virginia
July 2015
Negotiations with Iran: Views from a Red State, a Blue State and a Swing State
A Survey of the Citizen Cabinets in Oklahoma, Maryland and Virginia
July 2015
A Not So Divided America
Is the public as polarized as Congress, or are red and blue districts pretty much the same?
A National Survey of Registered Voters
July 2014
Is Social Security Really a Third Rail?
A National Survey of Registered Voters
February 2014