Policy Research Guide

This research guide introduces sources for conducting research in policy analysis.


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Think Tanks

Public policy research and analysis is often the province of non-profit research organizations known as think tanks.

Think Tank Index:

The annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report identifies and ranks both U.S. and international research centers by subject areas.

Think Tank Directories:

For more, see Lauinger Library's Public Policy Research Guide under Think Tank Directories.

Research & Publications

Public Opinion

Public opinion may influence the creation of policy statements. For resources on public opinion and polling, please see Lauinger Library's Public Opinion and Polling Research Guide. For datasets and statistics, see our Statistics and Empirical Legal Studies Research Guide.

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