Welcome to The America's Voices Panel

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About America's Voices

Who is sponsoring the study?

The study is being done for Washington University in St. Louis. Researchers from other organizations might also sponsor some of the surveys done as part of the study.

How was I selected for the study?

You were selected at random through a scientific process that is designed to accurately reflect the national population.

What is the purpose of the study?

The study is being done to capture accurately Americans’ opinions, attitudes, and beliefs about a wide range of current issues. The study is about some very important topics, and your participation is crucial in helping researchers to better understand these issues.

Will I get anything for my time?

Yes. You will be sent $10 or more for each survey that you do. After you begin, you may stop at any time and keep any money we have already given you.

How often will I be asked to participate? How long will this take?

There will be just one survey a month. You can answer the survey questions when convenient for you at your computer. Each survey will take about 20 to 25 minutes of your time.

Are my answers confidential and private?

Your answers are completely confidential and private. Your answers will be combined with many others so that your participation will be anonymous. The researchers who administer the study have signed a strict pledge of confidentiality.

How will this research be used?

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and others will publish the study results in magazines, professional journals, and possibly books. Your participation is very important to make sure that all viewpoints and people of all backgrounds are represented in the publications.

Which company is conducting the study for Washington University in St. Louis?

GfK Custom Research, a nationally known survey research firm, is conducting the survey on behalf of Washington University in St. Louis. Visit its website to learn more (www.gfk.com).

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