Program for Public Consultation (PPC)

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The Program for Public Consultation (PPC) is joint program of the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA) and the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. PPC was established to develop the methods and theory of public consultation and to conduct public consultations. In particular it will work with government agencies to help them consult their citizens on key public policy issues that the government faces. The Center on Policy Attitudes was established in 1992 with the express purpose of giving the public a greater voice in the public policy process. Its staff includes social scientists trained in various forms of research, especially survey research, as well as having broad background in public policy.

Recent Submissions

  • Six-in-Ten Voters Favor Carbon Fee and Rebate Plan 

    Kull, Steven; Fehsenfeld, Evan; Lewitus, Evan "Charles" (2021-03)
    Bipartisan Majority Rejects Suspending Regulations on Emissions as Part of Plan – A new in-depth national survey finds that 62% of registered voters favor one of the few proposals for curbing greenhouse gas emissions that ...
  • Two-in-Three Voters Favor Creating National Green Bank 

    Kull, Steven; Fehsenfeld, Evan; Lewitus, Evan "Charles" (2021-06)
    In a new in-depth survey, two-thirds of registered voters favored legislation calling for the federal government to create a national green bank to invest in and promote private investment in clean energy. Green banks are ...
  • Large Majorities Favor Congressional Proposals Limiting Negative Consequences of Criminal Records 

    Kull, Steven; Fehsenfeld, Evan; Lewitus, Evan "Charles" (2021-04-15)
    Large majorities of American voters support reforms that would limit or remove barriers to economic opportunities, housing, and voting for people with criminal records. A representative sample of 2,487 American voters ...
  • Bipartisan Majorities Favor Tax Incentives For Clean Energy and Efficiency 

    Kull, Steven; Fehsenfeld, Evan; Lewitus, Evan Charles (2020-11-13)
    A new in-depth survey finds bipartisan majorities support a number of tax incentives that seek to reduce the use of fossil fuels. The proposals, all introduced in Congress, include measures to encourage developing alternative ...
  • Americans on Police Reform 

    Kull, Steven; Fehsenfeld, Evan; Lewitus, Evan "Charles" (2020-07-14)
    For decades now, there have been periodic efforts to reform police practices and laws regarding the use of force, especially deadly force, by law enforcement officers. The recent deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor ...

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