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Policymaking During a Pandemic

In May, we interviewed more than 700 policy professionals seeking to uncover the experiences and challenges of experts responsible for influencing policy in the midst of a global pandemic and economic recession.

Our goal is to help you understand how your peers are shifting strategies, demonstrating ROI and continuing to influence policy during this pandemic.

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Who We Surveyed

Respondents include government affairs, communications, public relations and legal professionals at corporations, associations, non-profits and professional services firms.
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What We Learned

The forces of a global pandemic coupled with an economic recession, massive federal stimulus, and disparate state and local responses have exacerbated the environment of uncertainty that plagued policy professionals in recent years.
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How It Helps You

We hope you will use these findings to better understand the challenges facing policy professionals today, to benchmark your resource allocation and time management, and to surface new best practices.
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What did we ask?

We wanted to understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the policymaking profession, so we asked 700+ policy professionals questions like: 

  • Have your policy priorities shifted in response to the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • How are you continuing to demonstrate RoI for your team’s work?
  • Has your use of lobbyists and/or outside consultants increased or decreased as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • Which of the following activities do you spend the most time on today?
  • And more...
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Read Last Year's Report
In 2019 POLITICO Pro surveyed over 1,400 policy professionals to better understand the experiences and challenges of experts responsible for influencing policy at the highest levels of government.