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With our rigorous, objective research and AP’s unbiased journalism, we have conducted more than 250 studies of critical issues, including trust in media, health care, and the economy. We are also the home of AP VoteCast, a groundbreaking, highly accurate alternative to traditional election exit polling.

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Fewer Americans Think Their Individual Actions Influence Climate Change

NORC Article

Overall, fewer people are engaging in climate change activism.

Men and Women Differ Sharply on Title IX Gains

NORC Article

Fifty years after the 1972 landmark anti-discrimination law, most Americans reported solid strides for white women, but fewer for women of color, LGBTQ women, and low-income women.

AP-NORC/EPIC Poll on Climate and Energy Policy

Respondents in a 2021 poll were increasingly convinced about the science of climate change


Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago

AP VoteCast

More inclusive and accurate polling of the dynamics behind America’s elections


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