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Mood of the Nation Poll

Mood of the Nation Poll

Our Mood of the Nation poll offers a unique approach to public opinion polling. It allows Americans to speak in their own words through open-ended questions that focus on emotions like anger and hope, as well as commitment to constitutional principles.

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.

Latest Poll Reports

November 16, 2021

Strong majorities of Americans support offering assistance to refugees from Afghanistan, as well as those displaced by extreme weather.

This report was produced in collaboration with APM Research Lab.

June 16, 2021

Strong majorities of Americans support allowing assistance to be provided to those with long waits to vote, with the notable exception of providing campaign literature. 

This report was produced in collaboration with APM Research Lab.

June 16, 2021

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.