The Division of Reserach and Outreach at the Center for Public Policy leads the effort to create effective public policy in Virginia by connecting local and state policymakers to academic experts within VCU through the Translational Research Fellows Program. It also conducts public policy polls multiple times per year to provide policymakers and the public with an up-to-date snapshot of public opinion in Virginia, and engages in community outreach activities with Girl Scouts, homeschool groups, Rotary Clubs, and others.
Multiple times a year, our Wilder School Commonwealth Poll provides insights into key Virginia policy topics. Our Winter 2019-2020 poll surveyed 818 adult Virginians in policy areas including public opinion on the intent to vote and candidate preference. The most recent releases are posted below, while earlier polls can be found on our Wilder School Commonwealth 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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