Wilder School Public Policy Poll

Twice a year, the Office of Public Policy Outreach provides policymakers with an up-to-date snapshot of public opinion via our Public Policy Poll.

The poll measures public opinion on current policy issues in the commonwealth, including economic and workforce development, public safety, education and mental health.

Winter 2018-19 Public Policy Poll

Individual releases from the the Winter 2018-19 Wilder School Public Policy Poll are available in PDF form below as they are released.  If a different version is needed for greater accessibility, please contact us.  

Individual releases on different topics are as follows:

Summer 2017 Public Policy Poll

The Wilder School Public Policy Poll - Summer 2017 surveyed Virginians on current policy topics, including:

  • Public school performance and freedom of expression in campus environments
  • Financial incentives to attract businesses to Virginia and familiarity with key economic development policies
  • Immigration enforcement and the welcoming of refugees from Muslim-majority countries
  • Voting intentions for statewide Virginia electoral races  

Winter 2016-17 Public Policy Poll - Public Safety

The Wilder School Public Policy Poll - Winter 2017 Public Safety report shares results on current public safety policy topics, including:

  • perceptions of police performance
  • ideal policies for combating opioid use
  • weekend jail sentencing for felons
  • fear of terrorist attacks  

Commonwealth Education Poll

The Commonwealth Education Poll, created in 2000 as a stand-alone poll and merged with the Public Policy Poll in 2017, incorporates regular education questions into our survey.

As a project of OPPO’s Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute, the Commonwealth Education Poll has a long history of surveying public opinion on education issues such as K-12 funding, school safety and teacher pay.

In 2008, the poll expanded its original focus on K-12 policy issues by including higher education in Virginia.

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