Surveys on Congress
The Center conducts national opinion surveys of the public's attitudes about Congress, gathering information to help devise strategies for fostering a closer relationship between citizens and their representatives.
The Surveys on Congress examine how people learn about and interact with Congress, and they gauge how citizens rate the job performance of their representatives and how they regard their own responsibilities as citizens.
The surveys provide data to scholars, the media and others that is invaluable in understanding how the public sizes up 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.
Also, the Center conducts a year-end survey of experts' opinions on the performance of Congress.