A strong bipartisan majority of eight-in-ten voters favor Congress banning foreign individuals and entities from spending money to influence ballot initiatives. Support is robust across party affiliation (Republicans 77%, Democrats 84%, independents 74%) and congressional districts (very red districts 74%, very blue districts 80%). While federal law prohibits foreign entitiesContinue Reading

In a comprehensive analysis of polls on major proposals in the proposed reconciliation budget—related to health care, the environment, education, safety net programs and more—all 33 receive majority support, in most cases large majorities. For all proposals, this includes majorities of Democrats and independents.  Among Republicans, majorities support 14 ofContinue Reading


An overwhelming majority (86%) of American voters support reforms in current Congressional legislation that would greatly restrict the use of solitary confinement, including 84% of Republicans and 90% of Democrats.    In the innovative survey of 2,487 registered voters by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland, respondentsContinue Reading

A representative sample of 2,487 American voters were given a detailed presentation of numerous proposed Congressional reforms that would restrict employers, licensing boards and public housing authorities from disqualifying people based on their criminal records. All of the proposed reforms received support from large bipartisan majorities.  A proposal for automaticallyContinue Reading