The APM Research Lab produces credible research, surveys, demographic analysis and more. We partner with newsrooms and others interested in producing nonpartisan, fact-based content.

Upcoming Opportunities

APM Survey: Question Composition, Analysis, and Nationally Representative Findings

The APM Survey is a periodic nationally representative survey designed to provide insights on what Americans (age 18+) think about important issues. Survey topics change depending on the news cycle, and are designed in collaboration with media partners.

  • Timeline: The APM Research Lab plans to field this survey approximately quarterly: in June, August, and late November.

  • Opportunity: Media or other organizations can participate in this survey by requesting questions and partnering on survey content. Partners will receive detailed results within one week’s time from the close of the survey.

  • Explore our prior national survey findings—regarding views on unions and “right-to-work” (June 2018) and the National Survey of Super Bowl Impressions (February 2018 and February 2019).

Contact us at if you wish to partner with the APM Research Lab for these upcoming opportunities, or to discuss other services we can offer you.

Examples Of Our Work

Research >> National survey for The Water Main
Summary: We conducted a qualitative study of structured interviews in 11 regions across the United States to better understand how people relate to water and the role of water in their lives. The Water Main team will be presenting these data at various conferences and issuing a final report. Findings will inform a future nationally representative survey.
Partner: The Water Main (release forthcoming)

Demographic Analysis >> 2017 Population Change Series
Summary: We wrote a blog series highlighting the latest trends in domestic migration, international migration, and natural change (births minus deaths) for all states, featuring interactive data visualizations that allow users to explore geographies and topics of greatest interest to them.
Partner: MPR News

Surveys >> Ground Level Survey of Minnesotans
Summary: We asked a representative survey of Minnesotan adults what they think about jobs, health care, immigration, politics, institutions they trust, and much more. We conducted extensive analysis; wrote briefs, white papers, blogs; and gave presentations and media interviews regarding the findings.
Partner: MPR News