The Public Matters

What does the public think about contemporary issues in education, health, and psychology? How does the public view reform efforts and policies in these areas? Despite the important role public opinion play in a democracy, there exist only limited efforts to document public opinion about human development.

The Public Matters: How Americans View Education, Psychology and Health contributes to policy debates by introducing a new source of reliable and valid public opinion data. Funded by the Teachers College Provost’s Investment Fund, The Public Matters draws on the extant infrastructure and survey research expertise at the College. It brings together faculty from across the College to collaborate on public opinion projects related to their specific areas of interest.

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