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Aug 21, 2018, 00:01 ET Survey Finds Overwhelming Bipartisan Majorities Support Bill Giving Judges Discretion to Moderate Prison Sentencing

A new survey finds overwhelming bipartisan support for provisions in a bill, sponsored by U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), giving judges greater ...


Jul 31, 2018, 00:01 ET Majorities of Republican and Democratic Voters Agree on $128 Billion in Deficit Reduction, Raising Revenue and Cutting Spending, Survey Finds

In a unique survey initiated by the nonpartisan organizations Voice of the People and Common Ground Solutions and conducted by the University of...


Mar 21, 2018, 05:00 ET Survey: Six in Ten Oppose Spending $25 Billion for Wall, But Half Favor Some New Spending

As Congress gears up to make another run at addressing immigration, a new in-depth survey of registered voters presented the major proposals under...


Jun 21, 2017, 07:12 ET Majorities Oppose All Key Provisions of House-Passed Healthcare Bill, Including in Very Red Districts

While Senate Republicans move toward finalizing their healthcare plan, a new in-depth survey finds that all of the key provisions of the House-passed ...


Jun 01, 2017, 00:01 ET Americans Support Greater Federal Efforts to Reduce Poverty

As Congress begins to debate the FY2018 budget, a new study reveals strong support for greater federal efforts to reduce poverty. The study,...


May 24, 2017, 00:01 ET Analysis: Trump's 'Taxpayer First' Budget Puts the People Second

In presenting the Trump administration's budget for FY 2018 and beyond, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney claimed that this...


May 10, 2017, 00:01 ET Americans Want a Budget That Cuts the Deficit

As anticipation for President Donald J. Trump's first budget release in the next few weeks reaches a crescendo, there is much debate about whether...


Apr 26, 2017, 00:01 ET Americans Favor Raising SNAP Benefits, But Not Allowing Them for Candy and Soda

A study finds that eight-in-ten voters favor boosting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as 'food stamps.'...


Apr 06, 2017, 00:01 ET Large Majority of Voters in States Without Medicaid Expansion Favor It

Now that the Republican leadership in the House has failed in its effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), attention has turned...


Mar 30, 2017, 04:00 ET Trump's Tax Reform Agenda Out of Step With Public

As the Trump administration pivots from healthcare to tax reform, a new, innovative survey reveals the Trump administration's tax reform agenda is at ...


Mar 23, 2017, 04:00 ET Trump's Budget At Odds With Public's Priorities

An innovative survey from the University of Maryland's Program for Public Consultation (PPC) reveals significant differences between the budget...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:36 ET Most Americans Oppose Withdrawing from Iran Nuclear Deal

With the Donald J. Trump administration just a couple of weeks away from taking over the nation's foreign policy, a new survey from the University of ...


Dec 13, 2016, 12:15 ET Johnson's Social Security Reform Act Out Of Step With Voters

Representative Sam Johnson (R-Texas), chair of the House Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee, has put forward a bill with a set of reforms to ...


Nov 17, 2016, 09:30 ET In-depth Study Shows Support for Trump Fed by Near-Universal Frustration that Government Ignores the People

While there is much post-election interest in a small demographic of voters who shifted from voting for Barack Obama to Donald Trump, an in-depth...


Oct 18, 2016, 12:01 ET As Candidates Prepare to Debate Social Security, Americans Agree On a Path to Fix It

While Social Security did not come up in the first two Presidential debates, moderator Chris Wallace is reportedly preparing to make it a topic in...


Sep 12, 2016, 11:00 ET Large Majorities in States Suing Federal Government Favor Clean Power Plan

As litigators prepare oral arguments for the 24-state suit to stop the federal government from implementing the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a Citizen...


May 04, 2016, 12:01 ET Large Bipartisan Majorities Favor Steps to Reduce Carbon Dioxide

As world leaders convene in Washington for the Climate Action 2016 summit, a new Citizen Cabinet survey finds that large bipartisan majorities of...


Mar 09, 2016, 12:01 ET Americans Not Sold on Defense Increase

President Barack Obama and leading Republican presidential candidates have called for increasing defense spending. However, given the opportunity to...


Feb 04, 2016, 12:01 ET In-Depth Federal Budget Survey: Republicans and Democrats Agree on Changes Reducing Deficit By $52 billion

As the announcement of President Obama's FY2017 budget draws near, a new, national survey finds majorities of Republicans and Democrats agreeing on...


Nov 17, 2015, 03:59 ET Citizen Cabinet Survey: Bipartisan Majority Favors Giving US Postal Service More Freedom to Act Like a Business

On the heels of the news that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) posted a net loss of $5.1 billion for FY2015, a new survey of a representative panel of...


Oct 30, 2015, 04:00 ET Given Opportunity to Propose Their Own Federal Budget, Public Comes in Well Under Sequester

As Congress finally takes action on the budget, in a new Citizen Cabinet survey that gave respondents the opportunity to make their own budget,...


Sep 01, 2015, 12:01 ET After Weighing Options, Majority Approves Iran Nuclear Deal

A majority of a national citizen advisory panel, made up of a representative sample of American registered voters, recommends Congress approve the...


Jun 24, 2015, 06:00 ET Bipartisan Majorities in Red, Blue, and Swing States Support Iran Deal

As the June 30 deadline for negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program approaches, a new survey conducted in a red state (Oklahoma), a blue...


Apr 22, 2015, 10:30 ET Oklahoma Citizen Cabinet Survey: Republicans, Democrats Agree on Key Measures to Resolve Social Security Shortfall

Voice Of the People's first survey of its newly established Oklahoma Citizen Cabinet finds large majorities of Republicans and Democrats agree on...


Apr 16, 2015, 10:00 ET Virginia Citizen Cabinet Survey: Republicans, Democrats Agree on Key Measures to Resolve Social Security Shortfall

Voice Of the People's first survey of its newly established Virginia Citizen Cabinet finds overwhelming majorities of Republicans and Democrats agree ...