This report summarizes findings from a nationally representative survey of 1,260 adult Americans 18 years and older. The survey was designed by Public Agenda and fielded May 24 to 27, 2021 by Ipsos. Respondents completed the survey in English. 

The sample was randomly drawn from Ipsos’ online panel, partner online panel sources, and “river” sampling. Ipsos calibrates respondent characteristics to be representative of the U.S. Population using standard procedures such as raking-ratio adjustments. The source of these population targets is U.S. Census 2018 American Community Survey data. Post-hoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, race/ethnicity, region, and education. Unfortunately, the sample size of this survey was not large enough to analyze the views of Asian Americans separately. 

The findings include trend data from Public Agenda’s two previous Yankelovich Democracy Monitor surveys. The first was fielded September 14 through October 15, 2018, with findings published in August 2019. The second was fielded November 6 to December 28, 2019, with findings published in July 2020.

When referencing this report, please cite Public Agenda. For a complete survey methodology, download the topline.