Our Research

Our research below provides messaging guidance for progressives to win key policy debates.

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Americans Prioritize COVID, the Economy, and Health Care

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

As Trump’s job approval reverts to pre-convention levels, Americans see the Republican Party as focusing the most on jobs, the economy, and immigration while seeing the Democratic Party as focusing the most on the pandemic and race relations.

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Pandemic Stress

Friday, August 28, 2020

Nearly a quarter of Americans know someone personally who has died from coronavirus, while a vast majority supports keeping social distancing measures in place until a vaccine is developed and readily available.

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An Increasing Range of Negatives on Trump

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The public sees as Trump looking out for himself first instead of the country and perceives him as falling short of his campaign promises; African Americans are unpersuaded by Trump’s claim that they are doing better under the current administration than they have since Abraham Lincoln was president.

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Revisiting the Mask Debate

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Three in four now say the country is on the wrong track and increasingly identify as pro-mask; Americans think Trump should have been wearing a mask a long time ago and trusts Dr. Fauci over the president.

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Americans’ Pandemic Anxieties Worsen as Cases Surge

Thursday, July 16, 2020

As new cases surge, three in five Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of the pandemic, a growing majority says the worst is yet to come, and most believe states should implement more aggressive social distancing measures.

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Vast Majority Wants Caution on Reopening Schools

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

As ratings of Trump’s overall job performance and response to the coronavirus pandemic continue to deteriorate, Americans oppose reopening schools at the end of summer and believe Trump should stay out of reopening decisions, leaving them to state and local governments.

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A Second Surge Increases Concerns About Reopening

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Disapproval of Trump’s handling of the pandemic reaches a new high as a growing number do not see a “return to normal” in the near future; majorities say states that are reopening should reverse course if new cases surge.

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Democrats Have Advantages on Health and Pandemic

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The public maintains a negative outlook on various aspects of Trump’s job performance as more Americans than ever say the country is “off on the wrong track.” Support for more aggressive social distancing measures is growing and amny believe their state is reopening too quickly amidst a rise in coronavirus cases.

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