Surveys on Congress

Media

 

The Center conducts annual national opinion surveys of the public’s attitudes about Congress, examining how people learn about Congress and how they evaluate its effectiveness as well as how they regard their own responsibilities as citizens. 

The Center also conducts a year-end survey of experts’ evaluations of the performance of Congress, focusing on the extent to which Congress is fulfilling its responsibilities in our representative democracy. 

Both surveys  provide data to scholars, the media and the general public that is invaluable in understanding how the public and experts assess the effectiveness and responsiveness of Congress.

Leading the Survey on Congress project is Indiana University political Science professor Edward G. Carmines, Director of Research for the Center.

2015 Political Scientists Grade Congress

2015 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2014 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2014 Political Scientists Grade Congress

2013 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2013 Political Scientists Grade Congress

2012 Political Scientists Grade Congress

2012 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2011 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2011 Political Scientists Grade Congress

2010 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2010 Political Scientists Grade Congress

2009 Political Scientists Grade Congress

2009 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2008 Political Scientists Grade Congress

October 2008 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

March 2008 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2007 Political Scientists Grade Congress

2006 Political Scientists Grade Congress

2006 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2004 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2002 Public Opinion Survey of Congress

2002 Public Opinion Survey of Congress