Traditional polling forces citizens to place themselves into set categories, even on issues in which they are uninformed and uninterested.
The Mood of the Nation poll gives citizens a series of open-ended questions, allowing them to answer in their own words—saying what is on their minds, what is important to them, and thereby providing a unique window on contemporary American politics.
Read more about how the poll was conducted and the team that makes it happen.
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Democrats and Republicans are divided in what they believe the government’s main role should be in the election process—making it as easy as possible for eligible citizens or making sure everyone is eligible even if makes voting harder.
This report was produced in collaboration with APM Research Lab.
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