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The following documentation about the Understanding America Study is currently available:

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The 2016 Daybreak poll site is The site provides access to Daybreak Poll pre and post-election surveys, methodology, and data.

The following additional reports are currently available:


The papers listed below have been written about and/or using data collected in the Understanding America Study. (For authors: if your paper is not listed here yet please just contact us).


Conference papers

  • Chard, Richard, David Rogofsky, Joanne Yoong. Wealthy or Wise: How Social Security Knowledge Influences Retirement Preparedness. Presented at The American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada February 2, 2016.
  • Chard, Richard, David Rogofsky, Joanne Yoong. Wealthy or Wise: Social Security Knowledge, Retirement Savings Behavior and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Presented at The Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois April 7, 2016
  • Alattar, Laith, Jeremy Elder, and David Rogofsky.  Is Debt Good or Bad for a Comfortable Retirement? Exploring the Relationship between Consumer Debt and Retirement Preparedness. Presented at the American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI) Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico April 23, 2017.
  • Yoong, Joanne, Richard Chard, David Rogofsky. Using Informatics to Examine How Knowledge Influences Retirement Savings Behavior. (2017) Presented at The 8th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, Orlando, Florida March 21, 2017.