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Giving Voice
to All Oregonians

INDEPENDENT, NONPARTISAN OPINION RESEARCH
ENGAGE, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND, INFORM

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Giving Voice
to All Oregonians

INDEPENDENT, NONPARTISAN OPINION RESEARCH
ENGAGE, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND, INFORM

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Giving Voice
to All Oregonians

INDEPENDENT, NONPARTISAN OPINION RESEARCH
ENGAGE, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND, INFORM

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Giving Voice
to All Oregonians

INDEPENDENT, NONPARTISAN OPINION RESEARCH
ENGAGE, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND, INFORM

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Giving Voice
to All Oregonians

INDEPENDENT, NONPARTISAN OPINION RESEARCH
ENGAGE, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND, INFORM

Let’s Work Together

Oregon faces a multitude of pressing issues spanning safety, economic opportunity, education, social justice, environmental quality, health care, and housing. However, the effectiveness of any initiative tackling these challenges depends on its alignment with the values and beliefs of Oregonians, particularly concerning their current quality of life.

This is where the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center (OVBC) comes in. As a nonpartisan research nonprofit, our independent, inclusive, and community-focused research empowers community members, leaders, representatives, and organizations striving for change by uncovering key barriers and opportunities.

PARTNERSHIP SPOTLIGHT: OPINION POLL

When asked a series of questions to determine financial literacy, Oregonians received a D- (60% or 4/7 questions correct), improving on our 2021 score of 52%.

For more information on Oregon’s financial wellness, check out the Financial Wellness Scorecard, presented by the Oregon Treasury:

OPINION POLL

More than half of Oregonians believe the state is doing well with the following:

Promoting racial equality in workplaces, improving transportation (roads, transit, etc.) access to recreational opportunities, offering environmental protection, providing healthcare, and offering university and technical education.

OPINION POLL

Two-thirds of the Oregonians (67%) believe there are things we all value about living in Oregon that cut across political divides and represent common ground we can stand on together.   

June 14, 2024

OCJ: Oversight, Accountability, and Arbitration 

Oregonians discuss their experiences as consumers, calling for more oversight and accountability when companies break the law.

June 14, 2024

OCJ: Resources, Emergency Expense, and Right to Repair

Oregonians discuss their experiences as consumers, calling for increased resources and education surrounding debt, right to repair, and more.

March 4, 2024

Consumer Justice

Oregonians discuss their experiences as consumers, and ask for more education about consumer rights and protections.

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In my work with communities and organizations throughout Oregon, the glue that brings people together comes from getting them to talk about what they really care about. When people share what they value, then the conversations about issues totally change because they start from a common language rather than from difference. Values matter.
Rex Burkholder, Author of The Activist’s ToolKit
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The research is so important because it speaks to the heart of Oregon and Oregonians. It’s not about voters or likely voters. It’s about community change and how we create it.
Dee Anne Everson, CEO/Executive Director, United Way of Jackson County
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Oregon values and beliefs research has been the single most valuable tool in helping us meet our mission to get people talking with each other and hearing each other’s perspectives.
Adam Davis, Executive Director, Oregon Humanities

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