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Most Recent Polls

Americans Favor AI Data Regulation
Artificial Intelligence Policy Institute: May 2024

American Voters are Overwhelmingly Concerned About Big Tech’s Fight Against Regulation
Accountable Tech / Data for Progress: March 2024

New Polling Finds Strong Support for the Proposed SEC Climate Disclosure Rule
Data for Progress / Unlocking America’s Future: February 2024

Voters Overwhelmingly Believe in Regulating Deepfakes and the Use of Artificial Intelligence
Data for Progress / Accountable Tech: February 2024

Voters Are Concerned About Big Tech Companies Attempting to Overturn Laws That Regulate the Tech Industry
Data for Progress / Accountable Tech: February 2024

Voters Prefer Candidates Who Want to Regulate AI Over Those Who Take Hands-Off Approach
Artificial Intelligence Policy Institute: January 2024

Large Majority of U.S. Adults and Half of Republicans Agree With Biden’s Goal to Slash Climate Pollution
CNN: December 2023

Voters Want to Rein in Corporate Price Gouging
Data for Progress: December 2023

Half of California Voters Worry AI Is Coming for Their Jobs
Politico / Morning Consult: December 2023

Most Americans Oppose Monopolies and Support Antitrust Laws
YouGov: November 2023

Poll Shows Most U.S. Adults Think A.I. Will Add to Election Misinformation in 2024
Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy: November 2023

Experts Favor New U.S. Agency to Govern A.I.
Axios-Generation Lab and Syracuse University: August 2023

Growing Public Concern About the Role of Artificial Intelligence in Daily Life
Pew Research Center: August 2023

Majority of Americans Are Concerned About Rapidly Developing A.I.
YouGov / Artificial Intelligence Policy Institute: August 2023



Past Polls

Americans Are Ready for A.I. Regulation, Poll Finds
Tech Oversight Project / Change Research: May 2023

Two in Three Americans Believe the United States Needs Stronger Gun Laws
Navigator: April 2023

Most Americans Support Regulating Generative A.I.
Harris Poll: April 2023

National Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Congressional Efforts to Hold Pharmacy Benefit Managers Accountable
Lake Research Partners / Bellwether Research: March 2023

Americans Feel Favorably About Many Federal Agencies, Especially the Park Service, Postal Service, and NASA
Pew Research Center: March 2023

Large Shares of Americans Believe That More Regulation Is Needed in Many Industries
YouGov: February 2023

54% of American Adults Support More Regulations on Transporting Hazardous Materials
The Economist / YouGov: February 2023

Bipartisan Support for Big Tech Regulation
Morning Consult: January 2023

Democrats and Republicans Support More Government Regulation of Cryptocurrency
YouGov: December 2022

Voters Overwhelmingly Back the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Financial Regulation, and Specific New Consumer Protections
Lake Research Partners / Chesapeake Beach Consulting: December 2022

Voters Agree on Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Beach Consulting Need for More Protections from Chemicals
University of California, San Francisco / Lake Research Partners: October 2022

Most in U.S. Say They Want Stricter Gun Regulation
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy / Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs: August 2022

Americans Want Stricter Vaping Regulations
Gallup: July 2022

Most Parents Want Congress to Pass Online Privacy Legislation, Especially to Protect Children
Trusted Future: July 2022

Majority of Democratic, Republican Voters Support Key Antitrust Bills
Edison Research / Tech Oversight Project: July 2022

Strong Bipartisan Support for Building a Modernized, People-Centered Regulatory System
Center for Progressive Reform / Data for Progress: June 2022

Majorities Back Strict Gun Laws
Associated Press / NORC Center for Public Affairs Research: May 2022

After Ukraine, Voters Want Climate Solutions
GQR: April 2022

Most U.S. Travelers Support Mask Regulations on Planes, Trains, and Public Transportation
Associated Press / NORC Center for Public Affairs Research: April 2022

Majority Supports Tech Regulation to Preserve Democracy
Future of Tech Commission: February 2022

Americans Want Government Action on Tech
Axios / Illinois Institute of Technology: December 2021

Americans Widely Distrust Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram With Their Data
Washington Post / Schar School: December 2021

Polling Finds Enormous Bipartisan Support for Crackdown on Corporate Lawbreaking
Revolving Door Project / Data for Progress: November 2021

Most Voters Support New Rules for Social Media Companies on Children, Personal Data
Data for Progress: November 2021

Three Out of Four Adults Think Facebook Is Making Society Worse
CNN / SSRS: November 2021

Greenhouse Gas Regulations Have the Backing of 70% of Americans
ABC News / Washington Post: November 2021

Majority of Americans OK with Vaccine, Mask Rules
Monmouth University: November 2021

Most Americans Want AI Regulation — and They Want It Yesterday
Morning Consult: October 2021

Voters Want Strong Methane Rules That Don’t Give Smaller Wells a Pass to Pollute
EDF Action: October 2021

Voters Want to Curb the Influence of Big Tech Companies
Future of Tech Commission: September 2021

Battleground Voters Wary of Big Tech Power
Progressive Policy Institute / Expedition Strategies: September 2021

Voters Support Stronger Regulations, Breaking Up Tech to Protect Consumers
Center for American Progress Action Fund / Public Citizen / Change Research: July 2021

56% of Americans Support More Regulation of Major Technology Companies
Pew Research Center: July 2021

Nearly Three Quarters of Americans Want the Federal Government to Establish National Data Privacy Standards
Associated Press / NORC Center for Public Affairs Research / MeriTalk: June 2021

Cryptocurrency Owners Want More Government Oversight
Harris: June 2021

Broad Public Support for New Tech Regulations
Data for Progress: May 2021

Poll Shows Most Ohio Voters Support More Manure Regulation to Protect Clean Water
J. Ann Selzer: May 2021

60% of Voters Want Financial Safeguards on Big Banks and Insurers to Prevent a Crisis Driven by Climate Change
Data for Progress: April 2021

Two Out of Three Americans Support Stricter Gun Control Laws and Regulations
Morning Consult & Politico: April 2021

Voters Largely Back Biden’s Executive Actions on Guns
Morning Consult & Politico: April 2021

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Support Tougher Gun Laws
USA Today & Ipsos: March 2021

57% of Americans Want More Government Regulation of Technology Companies
Gallup: February 2021

70% of Colorado Registered Voters Say Facebook and Twitter Need More Regulation and Oversight
Magellan Strategies: February 2021

Large Majorities of Voters Want More Regulation
Data for Progress & Center for Progressive Reform: January 2021

Americans Want a Progressive, Corporate-Free Biden Administration
Data for Progress & Demand Progress: December 2020

A Majority of Voters Support Cancelling Student Debt
Data for Progress & The Justice Collaborative Institute: December 2020

71% of Voters Support Strong Regulation to Protect the Public
Data for Progress: November 2020

Voters Support Using the Congressional Review Act to Reverse Trump Era Deregulation
Data for Progress: October 2020

Voters Support Strong Consumer Financial Protections and Tough Regulation of Wall Street
Americans for Financial Reform & Lake Research Partners: September 2020

Americans Back Tough Limits on Building in Fire and Flood Zones
Stanford University, Resources for the Future & ReconMR: September 2020

Nearly 4 in 5 Voters Support Deferral of Student Loans Amid the Pandemic
Morning Consult & Politico: August 2020

Most Americans Say Social Media Companies Have Too Much Power, Influence in Politics
Pew Research Center: July 2020

Americans Trust Federal Agencies to Regulate the Tech Industry
Morning Consult: July 2020

Two-Thirds of Americans Think Government Should Do More on Climate
Pew Research Center: June 2020

Americans Give CDC Highest Marks, White House Lowest, on Getting Coronavirus Facts Right
Pew Research Center: June 2020

By a 5-to-1 Margin, Americans Support Updating and Strengthening Methane Regulations
Natural Resources Defense Council & ALG Research: June 2020

Three-Quarters of Americans Want More Government Regulation of What Companies Can Do With Their Customers’ Personal Information
Pew Research Center: May 2020

Colorado Voters Strongly Support Emissions Reduction
Global Strategy Group: May 2020

Most Americans Are Not Willing or Able to Use an App Tracking Coronavirus Infections
Washington Post & University of Maryland: April 2020

Public Holds Broadly Favorable Views of Many Federal Agencies, Including CDC and HHS
Pew Research Center: April 2020

Americans Generally Believe the Biggest Tech Companies Have Too Much Power and Ought to Be Split Up
The Verge: March 2020

Americans Oppose Political Campaigns Using Their Personal Data for Targeted Ads
The Knight Foundation & Gallup: March 2020

The Day One Agenda Polls Pretty Well
Data for Progress: February 2020

Americans Disapprove of President Trump’s Proposed Changes to NEPA
Center for American Progress & Hart Research Associates: February 2020

Voters Favor EPA Reduction in CO2 Emissions
Rassmussen: January 2020

More Than Half of Americans Support More Oversight of Factory Farms
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future: December 2019

“Big Corporations Have Too Much Power and Should Be Strongly Regulated” — 84% of Democrats, 72% of Independents and Nearly Half of Republicans Agree
Center for American Progress & GBAO: December 2019

Global Poll Shows 71% Support Regulation of Tech Giants to Protect Data Privacy
Amnesty International: December 2019

Voters Want Stronger Enforcement of Campaign Finance Laws, Support Increased Transparency in Elections
Campaign Legal Center, ALG Research & GS Strategy Group: November 2019

Americans and Privacy: Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information
Pew Research Center: November 2019

Poll Finds Majority Want Government to Play Role in Moderating Social Media
Morning Consult: October 2019

Poll Shows Broad Support for Continued Wall Street Reforms in Early Primary States
Lake Research Partners & Chesapeake Beach Consulting: October 2019

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Regulations to Make Vaping Safer
USA Today & Ipsos: October 2019

Most Pennsylvanians Want More Regulation of Gun Ownership
Franklin & Marshall College: October 2019

Illinois Voters Support More Statewide Gun Regulation
NPR Illinois / University of Illinois Springfield: October 2019

87% of Students Believe E-Cig Industry Should Be Regulated
WBRU/College Reaction: September 2019

Consumer Survey Finds Bipartisan Support for Effective Debt Collection Regulation
Lake Research Partners & Center for Responsible Lending: September 2019

Northwest Ohioans Want More Farm Regulations to Manage Algal Blooms
Environmental Law & Policy Center: September 2019

Majority Supports Antitrust Review of Tech Giants
Harvard CAPS / Harris: August 2019

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose USDA’s Proposal to Relax Food Safety Inspections in Pig Slaughter Plants
Hart Research Associates: July 2019

Voters Overwhelmingly Want More Regulation on Corporate Use of Personal Data
The Hill / HarrisX: June 2019

Over 60 Percent of Voters Think Facebook Has Too Much Power
Fox News: June 2019

Most Americans Oppose the Trump Administration’s Changes to Restrict Title X Family Planning Funds From Clinics That Also Provide or Refer for Abortion
Kaiser Family Foundation: May 2019

Half of Fortune 500 CEOs Say Facebook Should Be More Regulated
Fortune Magazine: May 2019

Americans Show Bipartisan Support for Breaking Up Facebook
Business Insider / Survey Monkey: May 2019

Americans Do Not Trust Tech Companies, Federal Government with Data Protection
International Association of Privacy Professionals: April 2019

Half of Americans Think Self-Driving Cars Are More Dangerous Than Human-Driven Cars
Reuters / Ipsos: April 2019

3 in 5 Americans Don’t Trust Facebook to Protect Their Data
NBC News / Wall Street Journal: March 2019

Majority of Voters Want Congress to Make Tech Regulation a Priority
Morning Consult: March 2019

4 in 5 Americans Say They Support Net Neutrality
Comparitech: March 2019

Majority of Americans Support FDA Actions to Limit Access to E-Cigarettes
NORC (University of Chicago): March 2019

Most Americans Support Democratic Investigations of the Trump Administration
Global Strategy Group: February 2019

More Republicans Say Stricter Environmental Regulations Are ‘Worth the Cost’
Pew Research Center: February 2019

Poll: Americans Support Government Action to Curb Prescription Drug Prices
Kaiser Family Foundation: February 2019

New State Surveys Show Broad Rejection of the Trump Administration’s Approach to Energy & Environment
Sierra Club & Global Strategy Group: January 2019

52% of Americans Believe Failing to Address Climate Change Would Cost More Than Additional Regulations to Prevent It
Wall Street Journal & NBC News: December 2018

Polling Suggests Support Among Voters for Harsher Wall Street Messaging
Morning Consult / Politico: November 2018

Most Now Say Government Won’t Do Enough to Regulate Big Tech
Axios / Survey Monkey: November 2018

Survey Finds Voters’ Reject Financial Regulation Rollback
Better Markets: September 2018

Death Estimates Tied to Trump Coal Rule Make It Less Popular
Politico & Morning Consult: September 2018

Fewer Than a Third of Consumers Support EPA Proposal to Roll Back Fuel Economy Regulations August 2018

Americans Favor More Regulation of Internet Sites, But Not Bans on Content
Gallup: August 2018

Voters Oppose Mulvaney Policies at CFPB
Center for Responsible Lending & Americans for Financial Reform: July 2018

Public Support for Endangered Species Act Is Widespread
Michigan Technological University, Ohio State University and California State University: July 2018

Voters Are Prepared to Reward Candidates Who Support Efforts to Curb Wall Street’s Influence
Lake Research Partners: May 2018

Small Businesses Say Commonsense Regulations Needed to Ensure a Competitive Economy
Small Business Majority: May 2018

60 Percent of Registered Voters Support Net Neutrality
Morning Consult / Politico: May 2018

Americans Say “Bring on the Data Privacy Regulations”
Janrain: April 2018

Environmental Concerns May Turn Voters Blue
Change Research / Our Daily Planet: April 2018

83 Percent of Americans Want Tougher Regulations and Penalties for Breaches of Data Privacy
HarrisX: April 2018

Majority Calls for More Regulations Against Facebook
CBS News/YouGov: April 2018

Voters Support Strong EPA Fuel Efficiency Standards
American Lung Association: March 2018

Facebook Users Join Call for Regulation, Survey Finds
CNBC / Reconnect Research: March 2018

Most Americans Want More Regulation of Facebook
Reuters/Ipsos: March 2018

Strong Majorities Support Regulating Wall Street, Oppose Rolling Back Regulations on Big Banks or Mortgage Lending
Public Policy Polling: February 2018

Majority Worried Tech Giants Lack Regulation
Axios-Survey Monkey: February 2018

2018 Federal Scientists Survey
Union of Concerned Scientists: February 2018

The Stunning ‘Role of Government’ Numbers
NBC News/Wall Street Journal: January 2018

Small Business Owners Want More Regulation of Alternative Lenders
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research: December 2017

83 Percent of Voters Support Keeping FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules
University of Maryland: December 2017

GOP Polling Firm: Bipartisan Support for Consumer Bureau Arbitration Rule
American Future Fund: October 2017

Consumers Back the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Consumer Affairs: August 2017

Consumers Support Strong Regulation of Wall Street, Poll Finds: The Annual Survey Also Found Strong Support for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Americans for Financial Reform and the Center for Responsible Lending: July 2017

Michigan, Missouri Support Strong Fuel Efficiency Standards
Natural Resources Defense Council: May 2017

Americans Want Payday Loan Reform, Support Lower-Cost Bank Loans
The Pew Charitable Trusts: April 2017

86 Percent of Shoppers Care About Animal Welfare in Organic Meats and Poultry
Consumer Reports: April 2017

Two-Thirds of U.S. Voters Take Climate Personally
Quinnipiac University: April 2017

In US, Water Pollution Worries Highest Since 2001
Gallup: March 2017

Voters Say Trump Should Not Cut Regulations on Businesses or Regulations to Combat Climate Change
Quinnipiac University: February 2017

Public Opinion Stacked Against Anti-Environmental Agenda of New Congress
Center for American Progress: January 2017

Unlike Trump, Americans Want Strong Environmental Regulator
Reuters/Ipsos: January 2017

Americans Want Greater Enforcement of Regulations
Lake Research Partners: December 2016

A Large Majority of Voters Want Action on Climate Change
Yale Program on Climate Change Communication: December 2016

83% of Americans Support New Seafood Traceability Requirements
Oceana: September 2016

Large Majorities in States Suing Federal Government Favor Clean Power Plan
Voice of the People: September 2016

New Battleground Poll: Obama Administration Overtime Rule Overwhelmingly Popular and Republicans Who Oppose It Pay a Penalty
NELP Action Fund: September 2016

On 10th Anniversary of Northeast Climate Program, Poll Shows Continued Overwhelming Support
Sierra Club: August 2016

Americans Overwhelmingly Back Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards
Natural Resources Defense Council: August 2016

Americans Express Broad Support for Financial Regulation and the Work of the CFPB
Americans for Financial Reform and the Center for Responsible Lending: July 2016

The American People Really Really Really Don’t Like Payday Lending
Americans for Financial Reform, the Center for Responsible Lending, the National Council of La Raza, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: July 2016

Strong Public Support for Improving Fuel Economy in New Vehicles
Consumers Union: June 2016

Fact Sheet: Polling Shows Voters Overwhelmingly Support Tougher Regulation of Big Business
Coalition for Sensible Safeguards: June 2016

Americans Want Stronger Regulation of Cosmetics | Summary of Results
Environmental Working Group: March 2016

Most Americans Say Stricter Environmental Regulations Are Worth the Cost
Pew Research Center: February 2016

Democrats Big on Market Regulation, Inequality
AP-NORC: February 2016

64 Percent of Voters Support Obama’s Power Plant Regulations
Public Policy Polling: December 2015

Most Americans Believe Government Should Have a Major Role in Ensuring Safe Food and Medicine, Protecting the Environment, and Setting Workplace Standards — and is Doing a Good Job at It
Pew Research Center: November 2015

Americans Strongly Support Transportation Safety Standards | Full Results
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety: November 2015

Most Americans Support FDA Regulation Of E-Cigarettes | Full Results
NPR-Truven Health Analytics: October 2015

Poll Shows Bi-Partisan Support for New Rules to Prevent Chemical Disasters | Summary of Results | Full Results
Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters: October 2015

Poll Shows African Americans Strongly Back Climate Action, Believe Shifting to Clean Energy Will Create Jobs, Hold Down Electric Bills
Natural Resources Defense Council: September 2015

Poll Shows Bipartisan Voter Support for Corporate Giving Rule
Public Policy Polling: September 2015

Poll Shows Overwhelming Public Support for Stricter Smog Standards, Despite Millions Spent by Opposition | Summary of Results | Full Results
American Lung Association: August 2015

An Overwhelming Majority of Americans Support the Clean Power Plan | Summary of Results | Full Results
League of Conservation Voters: August 2015

Hunters and Anglers Nationwide Support the Clean Water Rule | Summary of Results | Full Results
National Wildlife Federation: July 2015

Voters Strongly Support More Regulation of the Financial Industry | Full Results
Americans for Financial Reform & the Center for Responsible Lending: July 2015

90 Percent of American Voters Support the Endangered Species Act | Summary of Results
Earthjustice & Defenders of Wildlife: July 2015

Ohioans Support Clean Water Protections, Investment in Great Lakes | Full Results
Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition: May 2015

Unethical, Illegal Behavior Persists on Wall Street, According to Financial Advisers
University of Notre Dame & Labaton Sucharow: May 2015

Voters Favor the Clean Water Rule by a Wide Margin | Summary of Results
League of Conservation Voters: May 2015

Americans Strongly Support Increase in Threshold for Overtime Pay | Summary of Results | Full Results
Public Policy Polling: May 2015

Surveys Support Changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel for Added Sugars | Fact Sheet
Center for Science in the Public Interest: April 2015

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Stricter Smog Standards
American Lung Association: November 2014

With Near Unanimity, Voters Believe There Should Be Increased Enforcement of Laws and Regulations in the U.S. | Summary of Results | Full Results
Enforcement Working Group: July 2014

Vast Majority of Americans Still Want Tough Financial Regulation, Consider Wall Street and Big Banks ‘Bad Actors,’ Disappointed in Government Response So Far
Better Markets: July 2014

Wall Street Regulation Needs to be Tougher, Americans Overwhelmingly Agree
Americans for Financial Reform & Center for Responsible Lending: June 2014

A Huge Majority of Americans Support Regulating Carbon from Power Plants. And They’re Even Willing to Pay for It
Washington Post & ABC News: June 2014

Strong Consumer Support for Financial Regulation
Americans for Financial Reform & Center for Responsible Lending: July 2013

Small Businesses Support Strong Accountability for Financial Industry
Small Business Majority: January 2013

Small Business Owners’ Opinions on Regulation and Job Creation | Summary of Results
American Sustainable Business Council & Main Street Alliance & Small Business Majority: February 2012

A Plurality of Voters Favor Increasing Regulation of Big Business and Corporations | Summary of Results
Coalition for Sensible Safeguards: May 2011