Welcome to the Office of Public Policy Outreach

The Office of Public Policy Outreach prepares Virginia Commonwealth University faculty for effective interactions with state and local lawmakers.

We help translate academic knowledge into successful public policies for the commonwealth.

Our seminars, events and programs prepare VCU faculty for building relationships with legislators, while our research data provides policymakers with critical background information.

Public Policy Poll

Twice a year, our Public Policy Poll provides insights into key Virginia policy topics. Our Winter 2018-19 poll surveyed 805 adult Virginians in four broad policy areas: public safety, workforce development, education and statewide electoral races.  The most recent releases are posted here while earlier polls can be found on our Public Policy Poll page.

Results by individual release are available below in PDF form.  If a different version is needed for greater accessibility, please contact us.  Individual releases on different topics are as follows:



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