Insights from the 2017 VOTER Survey

In July 2017, the Voter Study Group commissioned the 2017 VOTER Survey (Views of the Electorate Research Survey), which interviewed 5,000 Americans who had participated in similar surveys in December 2016, July 2016, 2012, and 2011. The survey allows for ongoing longitudinal analysis, and surfaces voter reactions to the events, policies, and happenings of the Trump Administration's first six months.

Robert Griffin offers the first set of insights based on the 2017 VOTER Survey data. The views of the signed author and not the larger study group. In the coming weeks and months, we will release additional reports from other authors on this and future surveys. 

Follow the Leader

Lee Drutman, Larry Diamond, and Joe Goldman's report seeks to understand the degree to which Americans are open to departures from democracy, and the motivations behind endorsing authoritarian alternatives.

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Party Hoppers

Robert Griffin’s report explores the recent increase in partisan switching and constructs a portrait of voters who changed their party affiliation in the 2016 presidential election.

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The First Six Months

Robert Griffin's insights spotlight voter attitudes toward the new administration, the direction of the country, and other topics from Trump's first six months in office.

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Methodology

The 2017 VOTER Survey was conducted in partnership with the survey firm YouGov. Read the methodology behind the survey.

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