Our Research

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

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Economic Outlook and How to Talk About Student Loan Debt Relief

Friday, December 18, 2020

There is near-unanimous support for additional economic relief as three in four Americans view the state of the economy negatively; nearly two in three support canceling at least some student loan debt, and find convincing arguments framing it as an economic stimulus and closing the racial wealth gap.

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Continuing the Conversation on Economic Recovery

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Americans see Congressional Democrats’ policies as favoring the working and middle class and have concerns on Trump’s handling of the economic recovery from the pandemic; a plurality support banning TikTok in the United States, including parents and grandparents of users.

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How to Talk About Economic Recovery

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Americans think the economy is getting worse and support extending the extended unemployment benefits through at least the end of the year; most disapprove of Trump’s handling of the economic response to the pandemic

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Support for Protests Continues as Republican Tax Law Loses Favor

Friday, June 26, 2020

A Majority of Americans continue to support the protests following the death of George Floyd and a growing
number feel “engaged and interested in taking action”. An overwhelming majority say that taxing the wealthiest Americans and corporations would help with the economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic.

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How to Talk About the Justice in Policing Act

Friday, June 19, 2020

Americans want to see big changes in the way the police operate and there is broad support for a variety of policing reforms and the “Justice in Policing Act” in the House; Trump earns significantly lower favorability ratings than his predecessors as more see him as “self-absorbed.”

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An “Obamacare” Milestone

Friday, June 5, 2020

Trump’s handling of the economy hits a new low; a majority disapprove of his decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization; Democrats hold a trust advantage on issues related to the pandemic while a majority views the House-passed HEROES Act as appealing because it gets economic relief to those who need it most.

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Toward a Safe Reopening

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

When it comes to reopening the economy, Americans say they trust Dr. Fauci and Democrats more than Trump and report concerns about their state opening too soon; the president’s approval on the coronavirus pandemic reaches another low in Navigator’s tracking.

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