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Annual Public Policy Polling

Three annual Public Policy Polls are generated in conjunction with members of the General Assembly to assess citizens’ views on policy issues facing the Commonwealth, with an emphasis on racial and equity impacts. Poll results from Virginians are used to better understand what the public thinks in key policy areas such as public safety, economic development, education, mental health and housing. The resulting snapshot gives policymakers insight on opinion throughout the Commonwealth, complementing the input they receive from their own constituents while also highlighting the varying results by race, socioeconomic status and region demographics. Poll results are shared back to the public, as well as with policymakers in the General Assembly and state government.

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