Our Research

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

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Growing Concern About Reopening Too Soon

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Americans continue to trust state and local governments more than Trump; the public reports more comfortability interacting with friends if the country reopens soon rather than going to restaurants or large gatherings.

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Widespread Support for Stay at Home Orders

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Americans support governors when it comes to stay-at-home orders instead of those protesting social distancing measures; Trump’s approval continues to decline as Americans worry about an economic recession.

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Trump Approvals Drop as Pandemic Continues

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Ratings of how Trump is handling the pandemic decline with fewer Americans viewing him as “serious” in his response, and most Americans continuing to prefer social distancing despite recent protests.

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Growing Disbelief About “Return to Normal”

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Trump’s approval ratings continue to drop as the share of Americans who know someone sick with coronavirus continues to grow. Most Americans support continued social distancing and believe life won’t return to normal for several months or more.

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Fear of Economic Recession Grows

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

As the public reports serious concerns about the economy and loved ones getting sick from coronavirus, Americans across party lines trust Dr. Fauci to tell the truth when it comes to the pandemic.

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Governors Outperform Trump on Initial COVID-19 Response

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Trump’s approval rating on handling coronavirus trails ratings of America’s governors on the crisis; while many want Trump to focus on helping the middle and working classes, most feel his policies favor the wealthy and big corporations.

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The Public’s Views on Social Distancing

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Americans report concerns about Trump’s chaotic handling of the pandemic; support for social distancing is robust and the public strongly opposes Trump’s proposal to end it anytime soon.

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One in Six Now Know Someone Infected

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

More Americans now say they know someone who has been infected by coronavirus. While the public remains split on Trump’s response to the pandemic, they broadly disapprove of how Trump is handling health care.

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