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About Us

Democracy Corps is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to making the government of the United States more responsive to the American people. It was founded in 1999 by James Carville and Stanley Greenberg. Democracy Corps provides free public opinion research and strategic advice to those dedicated to a more responsive Congress and Presidency.

The organization was born out of outrage over the impeachment of President Clinton when the leadership in Congress preferred radical partisanship to addressing the issues which really matter to American families. Following the 2000 election, Democracy Corps rededicated itself after the presidential candidate with the most votes and the most popular policy agenda did not become the President of the United States.


We provide full and immediate public release of survey and focus group results, including toplines, banner tables, transcripts, written reports and slide presentations.

We make all information available on our website, which available to all candidates, party committees and both parties. It is our philosophy that kind of dissemination has the best chance to promote our shared values. 

Central to our work is being available to educate and brief the press, issue and advocacy groups, and other organizations, regardless of partisan affiliation.


The 2016 election produced a complete re-evaluation and improvement in our methodology. We expanded to registered voters in all surveys and greatly expanded the proportion of working-class voters.

We maintained high mobile phone rates to accurately sample the American electorate. We combined credible phone surveys with longer web-surveys with large samples.

We also created on-going web-panels for repeat interviews nationally and in the battleground.