A comprehensive view of the American electorate
Conducting more than 500,000 interviews over 16 months, the survey sheds light on attitudes and issues as they take shape. Nationscape is designed to answer the questions most urgent to American democracy across multiple dimensions.
Nationscape captures a nuanced picture of the American electorate. With it, researchers can explore the dynamics and intensity of preferences — in light of critical factors like partisanship, tribalism, and polarization. The aim is to understand voter choices, inform political discourse, and improve political representation across the country.
Nationscape is a featured project of Democracy Fund Voter Study Group in partnership with UCLA political scientists Lynn Vavreck and Chris Tausanovitch. It is fielded by Lucid, a leading market research platform.
Relative to earlier outbreaks of the Ebola and Zika viruses, Americans are more concerned about COVID-19 and more dissatisfied with the government's response. Cindy Kam and John Sides analyze the latest Nationscape data to better understand the differences in public response, and how partisanship affects those differences.Read More
Now researchers, reporters, and armchair pundits have immediate access to America’s diverse views on 40 top policy issues. “Nationscape Insights” is an interactive dashboard launched in partnership with USA TODAY. It’s updated with weekly survey findings from Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape. Explore trends, sort by location and demographics, and understand perspectives not well represented in most national polls.Visit Nationscape Insights
Voter Study Group Member and Echelon Insights Co-Founder Patrick Ruffini conducts a campaign postmortem in his piece for FiveThirtyEight.Read More
Daniel Cox and Robert Griffin examine the latest Nationscape data, which shows areas of alignment and division of various faith communities with regard to restoring religious conventions during the pandemic.Read More
Robert Griffin and Mayesha Quasem of Democracy Fund Voter Study Group examine assumptions underlying protests of pandemic restrictions in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.Read More
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