Research and analysis produced by members of the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group aims to help thought leaders and influencers listen more closely, and respond more powerfully, to the views and concerns of the American people.

Publications are based on the 2016, 2017, and 2018 VOTER Surveys (Views of the Electorate Research Surveys). In December 2016, the Voter Study Group interviewed 8,000 voters who had participated in similar surveys in July 2016, 2012, and 2011. Building upon that research, the group interviewed 5,000 of the same respondents again in July 2017 to explore how and why voters’ opinions may have changed–or did not change at all. The 2018 VOTER Survey also included interviews with 800 respondents ages 18 to 24, who would not have been eligible to vote in 2012, and 500 Hispanic respondents.

Individual members of the Voter Study Group author the publications below. Each individual report represents the views of the signed author and not the larger study group.

Insights From the 2018 VOTER Survey

June 2018

In the new 2018 VOTER Survey, more than 6,000 adults shared their views on a variety of issues including immigration, Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation, and the direction of the country. and with internet access took an online survey between April 5 to May 14, 2018. This wave of the VOTER Survey also included interviews with 500 Hispanic respondents and 800 respondents between the ages of 18 and 24 — none of whom were included in the earlier VOTER Surveys.

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Insights From the 2017 VOTER Survey

September 2017

In the new 2017 VOTER Survey, 5,000 Americans were asked to share their views on the promises made during the campaign, current policy priorities, and the direction of the country.

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Insights From the 2016 VOTER Survey

April 2017

Following the 2016 election, the Voter Study Group commissioned the 2016 VOTER Survey (Views of the Electorate Research Survey), which interviewed 8,000 Americans in December 2016 who had been previously interviewed both in 2011-2012 and in July 2016, allowing for a unique longitudinal analysis.

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