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New Public Agenda Report: Teachers Are Being Left Out of Their Own Story

May 3, 2022 | Comments Off on New Public Agenda Report: Teachers Are Being Left Out of Their Own Story

May 3, 2022 Only a Quarter of K-12 Education Articles Quote Teachers Two-thirds of K-12 Teachers Say the Media Impacts Morale and Educator Recruitment, According to Public Agenda’s “Teacher In The News” Project   NEW YORK (May 3, 2022) – Only a quarter of news media articles covering K-12 education … Read more

Organizing Citizen-Centered Conversations for Health Advocacy Efforts in Pennsylvania

March 28, 2022 | Comments Off on Organizing Citizen-Centered Conversations for Health Advocacy Efforts in Pennsylvania

March 28, 2022 The lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have cast a shadow over social and economic progress throughout the country. Hospitals and clinics were one the first industries that faced an increased demand of services, with decreasing capacity to address patients’ needs. Chester County, Pennsylvania, has felt this … Read more

T. Anthony Patterson joins Public Agenda as Communications Lead

March 23, 2022 | Comments Off on T. Anthony Patterson joins Public Agenda as Communications Lead

March 23, 2022 Non-partisan research and public engagement organization Public Agenda bolsters its leadership team with the appointment of T. Anthony Patterson Patterson was also formerly Senior Director of Communications for Morning Consult, and has worked with brands including The Economist and The Financial Times The selection closely follows appointment … Read more

New Resources Share Global Practices with Power to Strengthen Democracy in the U.S.

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on New Resources Share Global Practices with Power to Strengthen Democracy in the U.S.

March 22, 2022 The series, which includes 15 case studies and the new Participatory Governance Index assessment tool, provides leaders, scholars, and pro-democracy advocates new insights into how promising global practices can strengthen democracy in the United States. Public Agenda is thrilled to announce the publication of a series of … Read more

Public Agenda Welcomes New Board Member Claude Millman

March 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Public Agenda Welcomes New Board Member Claude Millman

March 7, 2022 Public Agenda is pleased to announce the newest member to join its Board of Directors, Claude M. Millman, a partner at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP. Claude is a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia Law School who brings more than three decades of public and private sector … Read more

Public Agenda Announces New Health Care Research and Communications Initiative with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

February 28, 2022 | Comments Off on Public Agenda Announces New Health Care Research and Communications Initiative with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

February 28, 2022 The project, focused on documenting and analyzing the real-life impacts of narrow insurance networks, will explore how people managing chronic physical and mental health conditions are affected by challenges finding providers covered by plans sold on state and federal insurance marketplaces. Public Agenda is excited to announce … Read more

Article Series Highlights Needs and Strategies for Public Engagement

February 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Article Series Highlights Needs and Strategies for Public Engagement

February 22, 2022 Public Agenda recently partnered with Participedia and Apolitical to author and release a series of articles detailing how leveraging innovative systems of engagement can improve democracy in America. Drawing from Participedia’s deep global catalog of participatory political processes, each article delves into a different topic, connecting challenges … Read more

New Videos Highlight On-the-Ground Work of Community Voices for Health Project

January 26, 2022 | Comments Off on New Videos Highlight On-the-Ground Work of Community Voices for Health Project

January 26, 2022 For over three years, Public Agenda’s Community Voices for Health initiative has been working to strengthen infrastructure for engagement in health. Some of this work has been captured in a series of new videos, created in concert with McCabe Message Partners, detailing some of the on-the-ground work that has been accomplished over the course of … Read more

New Report from Public Agenda Shows How Ordinary Americans are Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective

December 12, 2021 | Comments Off on New Report from Public Agenda Shows How Ordinary Americans are Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective

Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to strengthening democracy, released a new report in partnership with USA TODAY, “Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective.” The report features findings from a representative survey of Americans on their views on partisan animosity, the ways in which it impacts their lives and the nation, … Read more

The Future of Health: Envisioning Health and Well-being with the FORESIGHT Initiative

December 12, 2021 | Comments Off on The Future of Health: Envisioning Health and Well-being with the FORESIGHT Initiative

High healthcare costs, inequitable health outcomes, a changing climate, and new technologies are among the many factors that inspired The Rippel Foundation to take a fresh approach to envisioning the future of health. The Rippel Foundation convened a nationwide collaborative of 17 philanthropies to equitably envision a new future for … Read more


Nashville works to diversify its city-appointed boards (Nashville Public Radio, June 7, 2021)

Finding Common Ground (WNYC – The Brian Lehrer Show, May 19, 2021)

#ListenFirst: New virtual event kicks off annual National Week of Conversation (USA TODAY, May 18, 2021)

America Talks: Toxic polarization threatens our nation’s future. Here’s how we can save it. (USA TODAY, May 18, 2021)

Why it's bad for America if President Biden gives up on bipartisanship (USA TODAY, May 17, 2021)

America Is Optimistic. Can Biden Make the Feeling Last? (The New York Times, May 3, 2021)

In Patients We Trust: Why Clinicians Need To Believe And Respect Patients (Health Affairs, April 29, 2021)

Strengthening democracy starts with better monitoring of our civic health (The Fulcrum, April 27, 2021)

We disagree on a lot but overwhelmingly agree that we need to find common ground. Let's start together, here (USA TODAY, April 27, 2021)

Hidden Common Ground: Why Americans aren't as divided on issues as we appear to be (USA TODAY, April 27, 2021)

Hidden Common Ground poll: Americans want compromise, but think political gridlock will worsen (USA TODAY, April 27, 2021)

Giving teachers more decision-making power would bring democracy to life at school (The Fulcrum, March 24, 2021)

Police trials as benchmarks for racial justice (The Christian Science Monitor, March 8, 2021)

Time to apply ample lessons from abroad to improve democracy here (The Fulcrum, February 24, 2021)

How Do Patients Feel About Social Risk Screening? (Healthcare Innovation, February 22, 2021)

Universal Child Care: A Bad Deal for Kids? (Institute for Family Studies, February 1, 2021)

McDonald's CEO: Chain will do 'just fine' with higher wages (Restaurant Dive, January 29, 2021)

Survey: Parents and Teachers Grapple with In-Person Learning (WOSU Public Media, January 28, 2021)

As support for $15 minimum wage gains momentum, Main Street fears it's not the right time (CNBC, January 25, 2021)

Democrats Hope Biz Tax Incentives Can Sell Wage Increase (Law360, November 17, 2020)

Bernie Sanders aceptaría integrarse a gabinete de Biden y apoya aumento de $15 dólares la hora a nivel nacional (El Diario, November 16, 2020)

Bernie Sanders claims majority of Americans support a ‘far-left agenda’ that includes raising minimum wage to $15 as he says he’d accept a position in President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet (Daily Mail, November 16, 2020)

Even a divided America agrees on raising the minimum wage (Brookings, November 13, 2020)

Irv Randolph: The growing demand for police reform (The Philadelphia Tribune, November 13, 2020)

As a deeply divided nation processes the election results, what DO we actually agree on? More than you’d think (MarketWatch, November 6, 2020)

Ways Republicans and Democrats have found common ground during contentious 2020 election (MSN, October 26, 2020)

Hidden Common Ground: We found that Americans are more united than it appears (USA TODAY, October 20, 2020)

Queens' 14 council districts may lose participatory budgeting for second year in a row (Queens Daily Eagle, October 19, 2020)

How Do Social Determinants of Health Affect Patient Wellness? (PatientEngagementHIT, October 9, 2020)

Poll: More Americans on both sides of the political spectrum want a higher minimum wage (WITF, September 30, 2020)

COVID-19 has narrowed the divide between GOP, Democratic voters on ways to support workers from pay to child care (USA TODAY, September 24, 2020)

David Bange: Turn climate anxiety into climate action (La Crosse Tribune, September 20, 2020)

Americans Share Common Ground, Misperceptions About Immigration, Poll Finds (KUNR Public Radio, August 14, 2020)

Americans’ confidence in police falls to historic low, Gallup poll shows (USA TODAY, August 12, 2020)

Poll shows growing disconnect over Trump's hard-line immigration policies (USA TODAY, August 12, 2020)

A 'huge moment' for police reform that could reshape Black communities for generations (USA TODAY, July 18, 2020)

There's Still More To Do But Black Lives Matter Protests Have Resulted In These Major Police Reforms (mitú, July 2, 2020)

USA TODAY poll: Americans want major police reform, more focus on serious crime (USA TODAY, June 29, 2020)

Broad Support for Most Police Reforms in New Survey (The Crime Report, June 29, 2020)

Breaking News - USA TODAY poll: Americans want major police reform, more focus on serious crime (US Latest News, June 29, 2020)

The Cost of Being a College Dropout (Coastline College Blog, June 20, 2020)

Will Americans follow social distancing measures? (Medium, June 5, 2020)

Think Americans Are Polarized Over Reopening, Face Masks? Survey Says Think Again (WOSU Public Media, May 29, 2020)

Health outweighs economy in poll (USA TODAY, May 29, 2020)

Monthly Civic Tech must-reads #6 (CitizenLab, April 27, 2020)

How to give back to your community during the pandemic (Rice University News and Media Relations, April 24, 2020)

New Vision Council Report Reveals Consumer Attitudes and Industry Insights About COVID-19 Crisis (Vision Monday, April 20, 2020)

Faced with a pandemic, good public health requires stronger democracy (The Hill, April 18, 2020)

Bloomington Health Foundation, CJAM receive $600,000 for Community Voices in Health project (Hoosier Times, April 15, 2020)

Colorado groups to receive health advocacy grant (Colorado Politics, April 15, 2020)

The coronavirus on Smart Talk Monday: End of life decisions and survey finds Americans on 'common ground' (WITF, April 13, 2020)

Like Jesus on Easter, we too will rise. After we beat the coronavirus. (USA TODAY Opinion, April 10, 2020)

Surveys on Coronavirus Impact Underscore Near-Term Challenges (SGB Media, April 7, 2020)

Bishops can do more to provide sacraments despite coronavirus fears, open letter claims (Catholic News Agency, April 7, 2020)

COVID-19 Bringing Communities Together (The 21st Show, April 6, 2020)

Survey: COVID-19 Brings U.S. Communities Together (Iowa Public Radio, April 6, 2020)

Poll: Americans choose saving lives over saving US economy (Rolla Daily News, April 4, 2020)

Coronavirus poll: Americans support drastic efforts to stop coronavirus, expect crisis to last for months in Public Agenda/USA TODAY/Ipsos poll (USA TODAY, April 3, 2020)

Despite Hardships, Americans See COVID-19 Bringing Communities Together, Survey Shows (Side Effects, April 3, 2020)

Poll: Halting Virus Is Bigger Priority Than Saving Economy (Newsmax, April 3, 2020)

Most believe stopping virus is larger priority than saving economy: poll (The Hill, April 3, 2020)

Poll: Americans Choose Saving Lives Over US Economy (Media Confidential, April 3, 2020)

Democratic, Republican voters actually agree on how to juice the economy. What's in the way? Politics. (USA TODAY, March 6, 2020)

science-based strategies to tame angry political debate and encourage tolerance (The Conversation, February 27, 2020)

How Social Determinants of Health Impact Pediatric No-Show Rates (Patient Engagement Hit, February 25, 2020)

Philanthropy's Role in Scaling Sounder Public Judgement (Medium, February 24, 2020)

Red and Blue America see eye-to-eye on one issue: the nation's health care system needs fixing (USA TODAY, February 7, 2020)

Americans Agree Health Care System Needs Fixing, New Survey Funds (WBUR, February 13, 2020)

Survey: Americans Agree Health Care System Needs Fixing (Side Effects, February 6, 2020)

Where Are All The Iowa Polls This Year? (FiveThirtyEight, January 31st, 2020)

Commentary: How to help New Yorkers compare health care options (New Canaan Advertiser, January 28th, 2020)

Republican and Democratic voters actually agree on many climate change fixes. So why no action? (USA TODAY, January 24, 2020)

Five myths about bipartisanship (The Washington Post, January 17, 2020)

Will Friedman: There is more common ground in America than you think (NewsRadio KTRH 740 AM, December 9, 2019)

Divided we fall? Americans see our angry political debate as 'a big problem' (USA TODAY, December 9, 2019)

Op-Ed: A Challenge to College Presidents (NJ Spotlight, November 19th, 2019)

Ethical College Admissions: Counseling vs. Coaching (Inside Higher Ed, November 11th, 2019)

USA TODAY NETWORK and Public Agenda to Explore the ‘Hidden Common Ground’ Among Citizens Leading to the 2020 Election (Yahoo!, November 11th, 2019)

Solving Higher Education’s Crisis Of Governance Means Changing How We Choose Governors (Forbes, November 15th, 2019)

Americans are ready for more meaningful democracy (Jefferson Center, August 26th, 2019)

The case for using polling data more regularly (The Grade, August 7th, 2019)

3 Provider Communication Strategies for Creating Patient Trust (Patient Engagement HIT, August 6th, 2019)

Patient Trust, Relationships Key in Pediatric SDOH Screenings (Patient Engagement HIT, August 5th, 2019)

Pediatric social determinants screening (Drivers of Health, August 5th, 2019)

Screening For Social Needs: What Do Parents Think? (Health Affairs, July 30th, 2019)

Residents Test Their Knowledge At Jamaica Bay Jeopardy (Canarsie Courier, July 30th, 2019)

Parents Talk About Social Needs Screening:Identify Trust as a Major Issue (Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, July 24th, 2019)

President Issues Executive Order Calling for Health Care Price Transparency (Society for Human Resource Management, June 26th, 2019)

Democrats' views on charters diverge by race as 2020 elections loom (Brookings, May 21st, 2019)

Quick Fix - Housing Affordability Panel (Politico, May 14th, 2019)

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 13 (Gotham Gazette, May 13th, 2019)

Price transparency is key to a functional health-care market (The Hill, April 17th, 2019)

New Visions: Subconscious tech vs conscious engagement; benefit apps that talk back; Zuck's conversion; and more. (Civic Hall, March 7th, 2019)

A human rights approach to the health implications of food and nutrition insecurity (Thrive Global, January 22nd, 2019)

A human rights approach to the health implications of food and nutrition insecurity (Thrive Global, January 22nd, 2019)

Why are so many college students returning home? (GreatSchools.org, January 9th, 2019)

How providers, patients could benefit from CMS' newly instated price transparency rule (Fierce Healthcare, January 4th, 2019)

Friedman: Is polling good for democracy? (Statesman News Network, September 4, 2016)

Elected Officials Say Participatory Budgeting Boosts Civic Engagement, Improves Political Prospects

November 3, 2016 | Comments Off on Elected Officials Say Participatory Budgeting Boosts Civic Engagement, Improves Political Prospects

Confidential interviews highlight the benefits and challenges of participatory budgeting

Most Americans Support Free College for Low- and Middle-Income Students: New Survey

October 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Most Americans Support Free College for Low- and Middle-Income Students: New Survey

Research from Public Agenda reveals broad gaps based on age and political affiliation DATE OF RELEASE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 2016 New York — Two-thirds of Americans support using taxpayer money to make public colleges free for low- and middle-income students, according to new survey results from Public Agenda. However, Americans are divided … Read more

New Survey Suggests Public Confidence In Higher Ed Waning

September 13, 2016 | Comments Off on New Survey Suggests Public Confidence In Higher Ed Waning

Findings from Public Agenda stand in contrast to expert opinion and federal policy goals DATE OF RELEASE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2016 New York City — Throughout the election season, various candidates have repeated the belief that a college education serves as a pathway to a better future. Yet according to new … Read more

Participatory Budgeting Processes Spend $50m Across U.S. And Canada

May 10, 2016 | Comments Off on Participatory Budgeting Processes Spend $50m Across U.S. And Canada

First-ever comprehensive analysis reveals wide variety in how communities implement PB, with allocations ranging from $61k to $3.4 million

Public Agenda/WNYC Survey Finds Stark Racial Differences In How New York Metropolitan Area Residents View Crime, Policing

October 12, 2015 | Comments Off on Public Agenda/WNYC Survey Finds Stark Racial Differences In How New York Metropolitan Area Residents View Crime, Policing

Black and Hispanic Residents Twice as Likely as Whites to View Police-Community Relations as a Serious Problem DATE OF RELEASE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2015 New York City – – As tensions around policing and race grow across the country, a new survey from Public Agenda and WNYC points to a racial divide … Read more

Is New York No Longer The Land Of Opportunity?

October 12, 2015 | Comments Off on Is New York No Longer The Land Of Opportunity?

New York Metropolitan Area Residents Feel Trapped by Economic Insecurity, According to New Public Agenda/WNYC Survey; Most Say Government Responds to the Wealthy, Not Them DATE OF RELEASE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2015 New York City – – Many residents of New York City and the greater metropolitan region feel stuck … Read more

Public Agenda Commits To Transparency In Survey-Based Research

September 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Public Agenda Commits To Transparency In Survey-Based Research

DATE OF RELEASE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2015 New York City — The American Association for Public Opinion Research has announced that it accepted Public Agenda as a member of its Transparency Initiative. As the newest charter member of the Transparency Initiative (TI), Public Agenda pledges to be transparent in their reporting … Read more

Public Agenda Announces Matt Leighninger As New Director Of Public Engagement

August 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Public Agenda Announces Matt Leighninger As New Director Of Public Engagement

DATE OF RELEASE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 13TH, 2015 NEW YORK – Public Agenda has announced the selection of Matt Leighninger as its new Director of Public Engagement. Matt will also serve as a Vice President for the organization, as well as the Director of the recently established Yankelovich Center for Public … Read more

New Materials, National Event Will Help Higher Education Understand The Potential Of Competency-Based Education Programs

July 9, 2015 | Comments Off on New Materials, National Event Will Help Higher Education Understand The Potential Of Competency-Based Education Programs

National survey, fall conference and online resources will give educators and policymakers unprecedented levels of collaboration and information DATE OF RELEASE: THURSDAY, JULY 9TH, 2015 NEW YORK – Several nonprofit and higher education organizations are collaborating to create new resources and opportunities in response to growing interest in competency-based education … Read more

Can Research And Dialogue Improve The Debate Over Charter Schools?

May 5, 2015 | Comments Off on Can Research And Dialogue Improve The Debate Over Charter Schools?

Public Agenda and the Spencer Foundation announce new online resources to improve dialogue on controversial education issues DATE OF RELEASE: TUESDAY, MAY 5TH, 2015 New York — As the nation recognizes National Charter Schools Week May 3-9, Public Agenda and the Spencer Foundation today launched Charter Schools In Perspective, a set … Read more

New Public Agenda Report: Teachers Are Being Left Out of Their Own Story

May 3, 2022 Comments Off on New Public Agenda Report: Teachers Are Being Left Out of Their Own Story

May 3, 2022 Only a Quarter of K-12 Education Articles Quote Teachers Two-thirds of K-12 Teachers Say the Media Impacts Morale and Educator Recruitment, According to Public Agenda’s “Teacher In The News” Project   NEW YORK (May 3, 2022) – Only a quarter of news media articles covering K-12 education … Read more

Organizing Citizen-Centered Conversations for Health Advocacy Efforts in Pennsylvania

March 28, 2022 Comments Off on Organizing Citizen-Centered Conversations for Health Advocacy Efforts in Pennsylvania

March 28, 2022 The lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have cast a shadow over social and economic progress throughout the country. Hospitals and clinics were one the first industries that faced an increased demand of services, with decreasing capacity to address patients’ needs. Chester County, Pennsylvania, has felt this … Read more

T. Anthony Patterson joins Public Agenda as Communications Lead

March 23, 2022 Comments Off on T. Anthony Patterson joins Public Agenda as Communications Lead

March 23, 2022 Non-partisan research and public engagement organization Public Agenda bolsters its leadership team with the appointment of T. Anthony Patterson Patterson was also formerly Senior Director of Communications for Morning Consult, and has worked with brands including The Economist and The Financial Times The selection closely follows appointment … Read more

New Resources Share Global Practices with Power to Strengthen Democracy in the U.S.

March 22, 2022 Comments Off on New Resources Share Global Practices with Power to Strengthen Democracy in the U.S.

March 22, 2022 The series, which includes 15 case studies and the new Participatory Governance Index assessment tool, provides leaders, scholars, and pro-democracy advocates new insights into how promising global practices can strengthen democracy in the United States. Public Agenda is thrilled to announce the publication of a series of … Read more

Public Agenda Welcomes New Board Member Claude Millman

March 7, 2022 Comments Off on Public Agenda Welcomes New Board Member Claude Millman

March 7, 2022 Public Agenda is pleased to announce the newest member to join its Board of Directors, Claude M. Millman, a partner at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP. Claude is a graduate of Stanford University and Columbia Law School who brings more than three decades of public and private sector … Read more

Public Agenda Announces New Health Care Research and Communications Initiative with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

February 28, 2022 Comments Off on Public Agenda Announces New Health Care Research and Communications Initiative with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

February 28, 2022 The project, focused on documenting and analyzing the real-life impacts of narrow insurance networks, will explore how people managing chronic physical and mental health conditions are affected by challenges finding providers covered by plans sold on state and federal insurance marketplaces. Public Agenda is excited to announce … Read more

Article Series Highlights Needs and Strategies for Public Engagement

February 22, 2022 Comments Off on Article Series Highlights Needs and Strategies for Public Engagement

February 22, 2022 Public Agenda recently partnered with Participedia and Apolitical to author and release a series of articles detailing how leveraging innovative systems of engagement can improve democracy in America. Drawing from Participedia’s deep global catalog of participatory political processes, each article delves into a different topic, connecting challenges … Read more

New Videos Highlight On-the-Ground Work of Community Voices for Health Project

January 26, 2022 Comments Off on New Videos Highlight On-the-Ground Work of Community Voices for Health Project

January 26, 2022 For over three years, Public Agenda’s Community Voices for Health initiative has been working to strengthen infrastructure for engagement in health. Some of this work has been captured in a series of new videos, created in concert with McCabe Message Partners, detailing some of the on-the-ground work that has been accomplished over the course of … Read more

New Report from Public Agenda Shows How Ordinary Americans are Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective

December 12, 2021 Comments Off on New Report from Public Agenda Shows How Ordinary Americans are Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective

Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to strengthening democracy, released a new report in partnership with USA TODAY, “Putting Partisan Animosity in Perspective.” The report features findings from a representative survey of Americans on their views on partisan animosity, the ways in which it impacts their lives and the nation, … Read more

The Future of Health: Envisioning Health and Well-being with the FORESIGHT Initiative

December 12, 2021 Comments Off on The Future of Health: Envisioning Health and Well-being with the FORESIGHT Initiative

High healthcare costs, inequitable health outcomes, a changing climate, and new technologies are among the many factors that inspired The Rippel Foundation to take a fresh approach to envisioning the future of health. The Rippel Foundation convened a nationwide collaborative of 17 philanthropies to equitably envision a new future for … Read more

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