Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
PIPA was established in 1992 with the purpose of giving public opinion a greater voice in international relations. PIPA conducts in-depth studies of public opinion that include polls, focus groups and interviews, and publishes WorldPublicOpinion.org .
PIPA is a joint program of the Center on Policy Attitudes (COPA) and the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). COPA was established in 1992 to give the public a greater voice in the public policy process by seeking to discern public opinion on public policy and communicate its findings to the policy community, academia, the press and the attentive public. CISSM was established in 1987 and is based at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. It is located just outside Washington, DC, in College Park, Maryland—a site that reflects CISSM's roots in the academic community and close ties to the world of policy.
For more information about PIPA's activities, see entry for WorldPublicOpinion.org