Survey Reports

Voice of the People’s partner, the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland, 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, PPC has found a remarkable degree of consensus among the American people on a wide range of policy matters.

PPC 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 communicates the findings of these surveys to policymakers and the public, and identifies policies and proposals that garnered bipartisan support.

Public Consultation Surveys



Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

An Analysis of Past Surveys Conducted on 20 of the Major Proposals in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
August 2022



The Demand for Public Consultation

A National Survey of Registered Voters
July 2022







Americans on Proposals in the 2022 Reconciliation Budget

A Comprehensive Analysis of Polls on Major Proposals in the 2022 Reconciliation Budget
September 2021










PA-7 Residents on Campaign Finance Reform Proposals

A Survey of Residents of Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District
February 2021



Common Ground of the American People

Nearly 150 Policy Positions Supported by Both Republicans and Democrats
August 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



Americans on the FY 2020 Federal Budget

A National Survey of Registered Voters
August 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



Immigration Reform

A National Survey of Registered Voters
October 2018










Immigration Reform Proposals

A survey of registered voters nationally, and in California, Texas & Florida
March 2018






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





Fixing Social Security

A Citizen Cabinet survey nationwide, and in California, Florida, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia
October 2016


Americans on 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