to the voices of America
from the country's top scholars
Join our research team. Talk to people across America about their lives, their families, their experiences, and their hopes and dreams. Receive intensive research training from the country’s top scholars. Embark on an unforgettable journey.
For years, the United States has built its policy in the blind, without understanding how people are working, living, and getting by. The American Voices Project relies on immersive interviews to deliver an unusually comprehensive portrait of American life across all 50 states. The objective: To build 21st-century policy that's truly of the people, by the people, for the people.
Some communities are growing, gentrifying, or welcoming new streams of immigrants, while others are emptying out and losing population. Some communities are social mobility engines that reliably provide opportunities to all, while others provide opportunities mainly to those born into wealth and privilege. The American Voices Project allows us to learn more about how people are faring in all types of communities across the 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and native nations.