Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research

The Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research investigates how public perception shapes policy debates and outcomes on a wide range of political issues. Established in 2014 with a $1 million gift from alumna Helen Crossley (MS '48)—daughter of polling pioneer Archibald Crossley—we offer educational opportunities for graduate students, data-based political news and events hosted and attended by leading researchers from around the world.

. . . If there is to be peace in the world, it would be greatly enhanced if we knew a lot more about the world—and if the world knew a lot more about each other.

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The Forum

Understanding the public's mindset is essential in the decision-making process for public officials, diplomats and businesspeople. The Forum is where the Crossley Center shares news, ideas and perspectives on key domestic and foreign policy issues that influence public policy and opinion.

Featured Forum Posts

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Colorado Political Experts Assess the First 100 Days

The first 100 days have been a noted presidential milestone since FDR took office in 1933. It has become a historical standard in assessing new presidents’ accomplishments against their campaign promises and the public’s and Washington’s early expectations.

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Guiding Principles of the New China

China after 2012 and the ascension of Xi Jinping to his presidency is dramatically different than pre-2012 China. It is guided by a series of principles that are repeated by leadership in their domestic statements and documents, used by the foreign ministry and published by sanctioned media.

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Free and Open Indo-Pacific: The Quad

President Joe Biden’s first multilateral meeting was to host the Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) in its first meeting of heads of government since it was conceived more than a decade ago. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan described the summit of Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. as a “critical part of the architecture of the Indo-Pacific.”

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