FAQs

What is “America’s Political Pulse” and where can I find the data?

America’s Political Pulse is the Polarization Research Lab’s weekly tracking poll measuring polarization, social trust, and political violence through 1,000 surveys interviews each week. Data is posted weekly at https://polarizationresearchlab.org/americas-political-pulse/

Are you partisan?

No, we are a nonpartisan group of academics.

How are the data structured?

We provide topline results of the weekly poll and trendlines over time. The core questionnaire is available for download.

Is the data free and public?

Yes, the data from the America’s Political Pulse survey is free and public to use.

How should I cite the data?

Please cite the “Polarization Research Lab” when using and referencing the data.

How can I stay informed about data releases?

Please signup for the PRL’s newsletter by adding your email in the box on the America’s Political Pulse homepage.

How can I submit an RFP?

The PRL opens the RFP process quarterly and selects proposals through an anonymous review process. Please visit our RPF website page to view the upcoming deadline and requirements for the short submission proposal requirements.

Who should I contact for questions or comments?

For questions about PRL research, data, and the RFP process, please email Sean Westwood at sean.j.westwood@dartmouth.edu. For general inquiries, please email Emma Cutrufello at emma.r.cutrufello@dartmouth.edu.