About the OVBC Panel

We’re building the largest panel of Oregonians ever for our public opinion research because we believe all Oregonians should have a voice in state issues. Share yours and receive compensation for your time.

Our research gives policymakers, city and regional planners, and community and organizational leaders a balanced understanding of Oregonians’ opinions on a range of issues to better inform their policies, regulations, and practices.

Our Points System

Points accrue by participating in research studies, such as online surveys and focus groups. Each method has been priced accordingly based on the time and effort they take to complete.

We carefully review each survey submitted to ensure it meets our standards for participation and engagement. Surveys that fail to meet those standards are removed from studies. If your surveys fail to meet our standards multiple times, points will be deducted from your balance, and you will eventually be removed from the panel.

WHAT YOU COULD EARN

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SURVEY

200 – 500 points

(cash value of $2 – $5)

ONLINE FOCUS GROUP

5,000 points

(cash value of $50)

IN-PERSON FOCUS GROUP

10,000 points

(cash value of $100)

Enjoy Rewards

Once a panelist earns 1,200 points or more, the points can be donated to a charity or redeemed for cash through PayPal or Venmo. Each point equals a penny, so the cash-out value is easy to calculate.

Experience the Joy of Giving

We partner with leading statewide charities, so every panelist with a point balance of 1,200 or more can donate their earnings to any of the organizations below.

CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE

The Children’s Institute helps improve the lives of young Oregonians in need through research and cost-effective early childhood programs.

COALITION OF OREGON LAND TRUSTS

COLT is a statewide center that seeks to give the land-trust community a unified voice by serving and supporting landowners and land trusts across the state.

OHSU FOUNDATION

OHSU Foundation directly funds research advancements, day-to-day operations, and the long-range goals and overall mission of Oregon Health & Sciences University.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

RDI supports rural community programs, strengthens their economies, and revitalizes struggling non-urban regions of the Pacific Northwest.

Ready to Start?

Become a voice for your local community and our state as a whole by joining the OVBC panel! Learn about our past, present, and future public opinion research studies when you sign up for our newsletter or browse our blog. Start earning rewards as soon as you submit your first survey!