The Program for Public Consultation (PPC) seeks to improve the quality of governance by consulting the citizenry on the key public policy issues their government faces. It conducts surveys of public attitudes in the United States and in other countries, using innovative methods such as policymaking simulations. It also maintains the WorldPublicOpinion.org website and network and conducts international polls for BBC World Service.
PPC started as the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) in 1992 as a joint program between the Center on Policy Attitudes and CISSM. More recently, as the program became more involved in domestic issues as well, it changed its name and broadened its collaboration to the School of Public Policy as a whole. PPC continues to work closely with CISSM, more recently conducting a study of US public attitudes on negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.