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Welcome to Polco / NRC

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Civic Engagement That Counts

We bring communities and leaders together.

Polco/National Research Center’s (NRC) gold-standard suite of survey and civic engagement tools deliver insights you can rely on. Our team has decades of combined experience as government consultants and employees, survey researchers, data scientists, and communication experts. Across the nation, hundreds of local governments and other public sector entities have used our services to move their communities forward.

We believe that smarter, more connected communities bring perspectives that inspire change.
Let’s work together!

Why Polco

Good Governance

Include resident voices in each phase of policy lifecycles. Promote accountable and transparent communication.


Save Time

Streamline your public input. Distribute one simple survey link across all your communications channels and see your results in one place. Or let our experts manage the research for you.

Build Trust

Create a culture of engagement through continued surveying on important issues. Build community connection and buy-in to the civic process.


Civil Communication

Hear from more stakeholders, and balance the vocal few. Encourage harmony between residents and decision makers. Use citable data to end stalemates and move forward.


Create Confidence

Put your results into meaningful context using benchmark comparisons with well over 500 communities around the nation. Measure performance and get the data you need to make strong, evidence-based decisions.

Customize Your Solutions

Choose from our full suite of integrated tools to improve civic communication. We offer a variety of scientific benchmark surveys, original research, and an award-winning online engagement platform.

How Polco Works



Pull from our library of scientific benchmarking surveys, work with our survey experts to craft something tailored, or publish your own.



Distribute your survey through your own communication channels, or have an expert survey scientist collect representative responses from your community. Whatever you choose, we’re here to help!

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Move your community forward with action-ready data. Clear and understandable results are immediately available online, or contextualized in benchmarking reports.

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