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Large bipartisan majorities of voters favor Members of Congress using new tools for consulting representative samples of their constituents on policy decisions, and to take the recommendations of their constituents – as a whole – into account when voting. More than four-in-ten are even ready to cross party lines to vote for candidates who make this commitment–even when an incumbent of their own party is named.

  • Over 200 Policy Positions Supported by Bipartisan Majorities

    As Congress returns following one of its most unproductive years–with only twenty-seven bills signed into law in 2023–Voice of the People has identified more than 200 policy positions supported by majorities of both Republican & Democratic voters. Most are legislative proposals that have been introduced, but not moved in Congress. Using public consultations that survey large representative samples of…


  • Large Bipartisan Majority Approves US Military Aid to Ukraine

    A bipartisan majority of seven-in-ten voters favor the US continuing to provide significant military aid to Ukraine to help in their ongoing war with Russia, according to an in-depth study by the Program for Public Consultation together with the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.  Continuing…


  • Ban on Stock Trading for Members of Congress Favored by Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority

    Overwhelming bipartisan majorities favor prohibiting stock-trading in individual companies by Members of Congress (86%, Republicans 87%, Democrats 88%, independents 81%), as well as the President, Vice President, and Supreme Court Justices (87%, Republicans 87%, Democrats 90%, independents 82%) according to an in-depth survey by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland’s…