Public Agenda

Who We Are

Public Agenda is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate divisive, complex issues and work together to find solutions.

Through nonpartisan research and public engagement, we provide the insights, tools and support people need to build common ground and arrive at solutions that work for them.

In doing so, we are proving that it is possible to make progress on critical issues regardless of our differences.

In all of our work, we seek to help build a democracy in which problem solving triumphs over gridlock and inertia, and where public policy reflects the thoughtful input and values of the nation's citizens.

Public Agenda was founded by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in 1975.

We work to help leaders and citizens move toward solutions on a variety of issues. These include:

We invite you to find out more about our founders, leadership, staff and funders, using the menu to the left.