For those who are not familiar with it, Public Agenda (www.publicagenda.org) is a nonpartisan opinion research organization that publishes reports and issue guides on its website. It provides material similar to the Opposing Viewpoints or CQ Researcher databases and could be a useful supplement to them on policy questions. Contained within the issue guide in each broad area covered (e.g., immigration, gay rights) are background information, discussion guides, links to other resources, and polling data. The latter is a real strong point of the site: there is an extensive compilation of opinion poll results on each issue (with sources attributed), identifying people's chief concerns and their responses to policy options.
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