How We Work
Public Agenda works to build an informed and inclusive democracy for all Americans through solutions-focused programs and partnerships.
Do you want to:
- Listen more closely and effectively to your community or stakeholders?
- Create greater trust, connection, and social capital?
- Bring people together to forge fair, effective, sustainable solutions to tough problems?
- Change the way you operate to make the above a permanent fixture rather than an occasional exercise?
- Understand public opinion more deeply to create productive public conversations?
For over 40 years, Public Agenda has offered communities, cities, states, foundations, public-serving organizations, and major initiatives a unique set of capabilities and assets to accomplish these essential goals. These include:
- Public opinion research expertise informed by our powerful, signature stages-of-public-judgment framework.
- Field-leading, multi-method expertise in public and stakeholder engagement, along with practical knowledge of what works based on decades of hands-on experience.
- A hard-earned reputation for fair-minded, nonpartisan, high-quality work.
Who We Work With:
"Public Agenda is…the leading institution in the country on the faculty engagement question….Public Agenda has been spending time thinking deeply about how to engage faculty."
Higher Education Commissioner of Texas, Former Vice Provost for Higher Education Policy, University of Texas at Austin
"I relied heavily on Public Agenda’s research and analysis of consumers’ attitudes towards and desire for more price transparency in healthcare. We are very grateful to Public Agenda and look forward to future collaborations."
Senior Fellow in Healthcare, Pioneer Institute and Former Undersecretary, Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
"...it [can be] hard to find agreement on where things stand, how we can do better, and what solutions are worth trying. The Spencer Foundation and Public Agenda have provided a signal service in promoting civil discussion, clarifying what we do and don’t know, and respectfully acknowledging differing views. This is a resource that parents, educators, community leaders, and public officials will find valuable."
Frederick M. Hess
Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
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