RAND American Life Panel Projects

As a longitudinal panel, the American Life Panel allows for tracking of changes in public opinion by surveying the same people over time. This provides for observation of true changes in opinion, rather than changes based on who was surveyed randomly.

This approach was extremely effective in a RAND's election panel surveys, during the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, and in the 2014 midterm elections. The ALP was one of the most accurate polls in forecasting the 2012 U.S. presidential election result.

The ALP was also used to survey public opinion during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. The RAND Health Reform Opinion Study surveyed public opinion of the ACA, and changes in the number of Americans with health insurance after implementation of the ACT.

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