Our Research

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

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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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Americans Worry About the Economic Future

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

As three-quarters of the public rates the economy negatively, Americans regardless of party report similar levels of concern about a possible recession. A majority feel that Trump’s coronavirus response favors the wealthy.

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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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A Crisis Intensifies

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In the first edition of Navigator Daily, Americans are recognizing the severity of coronavirus. A slight majority approve of Trump’s response, but there are warning signs for the president as the crisis intensifies.

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Communicating in Crisis: Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Americans are broadly concerned about the coronavirus outbreak, with most expressing concern regarding the Trump administration’s preparation and response to the pandemic.

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