2020 Women Vote!

As women researchers at Rutgers University, we have been surveying Americans about their views on important issues ranging from health care to attitudes about policing and gun violence for more than a decade. We also care about what matters most to women and minorities when it comes to these and other key policy issues.

Today, women are expected to tip the balance of power in many state houses and determine the direction of our country!  That’s why your participation is incredibly important to us — we are only talking to 800 women randomly selected in the battleground states.

Your participation is voluntary and the survey should only take about 10 minutes. You may end at any time and you may skip questions you do not want to answer. 

We promise to keep your answers confidential. Confidential means that the research records will include some information about you, and this information will be stored in such a manner that some linkage between your identity and the response in the research exists. When the data is included in public reports, no identifying information will be shared and only de-identified information collected for this research may be used by or distributed to investigators for other research without obtaining additional permission from you.    

As a thank you for completing our survey, we would like to enter you into a drawing for a $100 gift card of your choice Amazon, Walmart, or Target. After you complete our survey, you will be re-directed to a separate link to provide us with your email.  This link will not be linked in any way with your survey responses.  The individual selected for the gift card drawing will be notified on October 31, 2020.


If you have any questions about this research project, you may contact Dr. Debbie Borie-Holtz,  by email at dbholtz@rutgers.edu or by phone at 848-932-8995. If you would like to learn more about Debbie’s research, please visit her website at: https://www.debbieborieholtz.com/ and https://bloustein.rutgers.edu/borie-holtz/

If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, you can contact the Institutional Review Board at Rutgers University (which is a committee that reviews research studies in order to protect research participants) at: Arts & Sciences Institutional Review Board, Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. Liberty Plaza / Suite 3200 335 George Street, 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, 732-235-2866, humansubjects@orsp.rutgers.edu.

If you do not wish to take part in the research, close this website. If you wish to take part in the research, follow the directions below.  Please print out this consent form if you would like a copy of it for your files.

By beginning this research, I acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older and have read and understand the information. I agree to take part in the research, with the knowledge that I am free to withdraw my participation in the research without penalty.

Click on “I AGREE” below to confirm your agreement to take part in the research and enter the survey.