This project represents the third installment of the decennial Oregon Values and Beliefs Study, continuing and extending similar opinion research conducted in 1992 and 2002. The study reaches across a broad and representative swath of Oregon’s adult population—making a point to include large groups that are typically not heard in other public forums or civic participation methodologies—to learn what residents think about important issues affecting our social and political lives. Findings show that Oregonians may not be as divided on many issues as is commonly perceived. There are differences, to be sure. But the survey finds surprising areas of consensus, even when examining the much-cited urban and rural divide within Oregon.
Under construction, data coming soon!