American democracy is at risk. More and more Americans distrust political institutions. Partisan conflict is at historic highs. Nearly every American believes that government agencies and leaders act outside the law with impunity. To address these challenges, Public Agenda aims to find and build on common ground.
By exploring the values and beliefs of ordinary Americans and investigating reforms that encourage productive public participation, we provide people and organizations with a clearer understanding of both the challenges we face in strengthening democracy and the promising pathways toward a healthier, more sustainable democratic future.
Democracy Renewal Project
Providing evidence and tools for the democracy renewal movement.
Gleaning insights from successful democratic practices around the globe aimed at increasing citizen participation.
Hidden Common Ground
Helping Americans identify common ground, navigate their differences, and build fair, effective solutions to the challenges of our time.
The State of Our Democracy
Understanding the challenges facing our democracy and the promising pathways for meeting them.
New Public Agenda Report: Religious and Spiritual Americans Look to Connect Across Partisan Divides – But Americans Are Skeptical About the Role Religion Should Play In Political Life
There's skepticism among Americans about mixing religion with politics, despite saying their beliefs influence political views and voting...
New Public Agenda Report: Americans Across the Political Spectrum Feel Alienated Because They Don’t Think Their Voices Matter – But A Few Key Changes Could Deepen Their Involvement with the Political Process
Nearly one-third of the country is politically alienatedDespite frustrations, 71% of politically alienated Americans are planning to vote in the...