The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) long-standing opinion research programs are focused on providing data on citizens’ voices to inform and evaluate IFES programs of support, as well as to provide reliable data on the electoral and political environment impacting these programs. Topical and opinion surveys provide electoral stakeholders with research findings that can bring clarity to often-opaque processes and identify tangible programmatic approaches in challenging environments. With more than 30 years of experience in conducting applied research, IFES is an industry leader in using evidence-based approaches to address critical issues and advance innovation in democracy and governance programming.

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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...
18 Sep 2013 | Surveys
Major decisions are being made that will impact Libya's future as a democratic nation. IFES' latest survey sheds light on Libyans' perceptions about women's roles and rights in public and private...
19 Jul 2013 | Surveys
Cambodians head to the polls on Sunday July 28 to elect a new National Assembly. In April and May, IFES commissioned a nationally-representative survey of 1,752 voting-age citizens and 10 focus...
26 Apr 2013 | Surveys
IFES’ Applied Research Center (ARC) conducted a global survey of practitioners in gender equality and women’s empowerment in 40 countries where IFES is active. The survey identifies key...
28 Mar 2013 | Surveys
From August 17-29, 2012,  IFES partner Index Kosova conducted fieldwork and data processing to determine public opinion in Kosovo. The survey covered a sample size of 1,520 Kosovars and aimed to...
21 Mar 2013 | Surveys
On July 7, 2012, Libyans went to the polls and elected the General National Congress (GNC) in a major step that helped put their country on the path toward democracy. 
21 Mar 2013 | Surveys
IFES conducted a survey of voting-age adults in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) through face-to-face interviews in the fall of 2012. The survey was designed to evaluate civic and voter...
15 Mar 2013 | Surveys
Results from a public opinion survey conducted by Ipsos and IFES in Venezuela in January 2013.
1 Mar 2013 | Surveys
The public opinion survey conducted by IFES reveals a high proportion of undecided voters and divided loyalties in political party support.
3 Dec 2012 | Surveys
Following Guatemala’s 2011 elections, IFES conducted focus groups with persons with disabilities, in-depth interviews with leaders of disabled persons organizations and a small-scale survey of...
12 Oct 2012 | Surveys
Following Yemen's early presidential election in February 2012, IFES conducted a nationwide survey of voting-age adults in Yemen. Survey questions were designed to assess attitudes toward the 2012...
5 Oct 2012 | Surveys
In Serbia on August 10-22, 2012, discussions were held with 14 municipality offices and a small number of other electoral stakeholders on the status, issues and considerations related to voter...