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New Report from Public Agenda Shows How Ordinary Americans are Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective

Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to strengthening democracy, released a new report in partnership with USA TODAY, “Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective.” The report features findings from a representative survey of Americans on their views on partisan animosity, the ways in which it impacts their lives and the nation, and what they believe can …

America’s Hidden Common Ground on Overcoming Divisiveness

This Public Agenda/USA TODAY Hidden Common Ground® survey, fielded in February 2021, finds a powerful consensus across political affiliations that the nation needs to move beyond the destructive divisiveness that plagues our politics. It also finds common ground on several approaches to overcoming divisiveness. Findings from this research update and expand on Public Agenda’s 2019 Hidden Common …

Essential Educators: Teacher and Parent Views on COVID-19

New research from Public Agenda finds teachers and parents largely in agreement on crucial issues related to education and COVID-19 at a moment when in-school learning and vaccinations are top of mind for the American population. Just over half of both teachers and parents feel that their communities value teachers more now than before the …

A Two-Way Street: Building Trust Between People with Medicaid and Primary Care Doctors

Public Agenda has released findings from a new study examining how to build mutual trust between people insured by Medicaid and primary care physicians.

America’s Hidden Common Ground on Economic Opportunity and Inequality

The Public Agenda/USA TODAY/Ipsos Hidden Common Ground report on Economic Opportunity and Inequality asked Americans about how the nation can create widespread opportunity and build an economy that works for everyone.

Where Americans Stand on Immigration: A Hidden Common Ground Report

“Where Americans Stand on Immigration,”
 a Hidden Common Ground report based on a national survey of American adults from Public Agenda/USA TODAY/Ipsos, reveals several important areas of agreement across the political spectrum on immigration and it finds a more nuanced picture of public views than is commonly thought to be the case.

Shifting Priorities: Participatory Budgeting in New York City

The research report “Shifting Priorities: Participatory Budgeting in New York City is Associated with Increased Investment in Schools, Street and Traffic Improvements, and Public Housing” focuses on New York City where, since 2011, an increasing number of city council members have used participatory budgeting (PB) to empower their constituents to decide how to spend millions of dollars every year.

America’s Hidden Common Ground on Race and Police Reform

This Hidden Common Ground survey explores how Americans are thinking about racism, identifies areas of common ground on police reform and points out areas of disagreement requiring more public conversation.

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