Public opinion can play a critical role in political and electoral development in a country and research in this area highlights the complex collection of opinions that impact the political process. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) understands the tide of public opinion becomes more crucial during elections and has developed research tools to gauge these sentiments, using them to inform project activities and better understand the political context of individual nations.

Through IFES' Center for Applied Research and Learning, public opinion research approaches are developed for each country context, with no one-size-fits-all approach. This method has unearthed findings across the globe on voter education, elections, government, social status and much more.

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6 Nov 2015 | Surveys
IFES fielded a national survey in Myanmar from April through May 2015 to gain greater understanding of opinions and attitudes of citizens of Myanmar toward the election process in the country. 
13 Oct 2015 | Surveys
While a majority of Ukrainians is disappointed with the current state of affairs in the country and does not have much confidence in their political leaders, a significant block remains committed to...
8 Sep 2015 | Surveys
IFES fielded a national survey in Ukraine from June 15 to 25, 2015, with a total of 1,558 interviews in areas outside Donbas and Crimea. Interviews were conducted in all oblasts outside...
25 Jun 2015 | Surveys
Civic education programs proliferated in the past few decades based on a strong belief that successful democratic consolidations require a strong and independent civil society that can mobilize and...
15 May 2015 | Surveys
Following the April 2014 Council of Representatives elections, IFES conducted a public opinion survey of voting-age citizens in Iraq.
2 Apr 2015 | Surveys
Ahead of Nigeria's national elections in February, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) conducted a pre-election public opinion survey.
26 Sep 2014 | Surveys
IFES’ 23rd public opinion survey in Ukraine, which polled respondents throughout the country (excluding Crimea) on their thoughts on politics, economic issues and current events. 
26 Sep 2014 | Surveys
IFES’ Rapid Response to Support Presidential Elections Award, supported by USAID's Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS), has conducted public opinion research to gauge...
1 Jul 2014 | Surveys
Through its national electoral surveys, IFES has provided public preparedness and public perceptions data for all stakeholders. The most recent of these electoral surveys, conducted in June 2014 in...
22 May 2014 | Surveys
A majority of Ukrainians is likely to vote in the May 25 presidential election, according to a new national survey conducted by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) between April...
30 Apr 2014 | Surveys
IFES’ 23nd public opinion survey in Ukraine polled respondents throughout the country – with particular focus on the Eastern and Southern oblasts – on attitudes and opinions...
7 Mar 2014 | Surveys
In December 2013, Lembaga Survey Indonesia (LSI), with support from IFES, fielded a national survey focused on electoral process issues in Indonesia. We invite you to download the key findings...