Patron Insight



Americans have had enough.

And they’re taking out their frustrations on public education, local government, and other taxing entities, making your job even harder. How tough is it?

  • A recent PDK/Gallup national poll showed that only 1 percent of Americans would give public education a grade of “A.” One. Lousy. Percent. (Other taxing entities in the poll didn’t fare much better.)
  • Patron Insight’s own national poll showed that when citizens were given a list of public entities that might ask for additional tax support someday, the one they would be most likely to support was “None of the above.”
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers reports that American infrastructure is under-funded by more than one trillion dollars – and that’s just to catch up.

Taxpayer skepticism is at an all-time high. But schools still need to be built, modernized and maintained. Roads, bridges and other infrastructure needs demand urgent attention. Government facility needs don’t just go away; they get more acute.

Getting beyond the growing trend toward “no” requires a deeper knowledge of taxpayers’ psyche than ever before.

We know taxpayers. Inside and out.

Since 1992, we’ve crawled around inside the heads of taxpayers, helping schools, hospitals, local governments, and other entities understand what makes them tick, and what ticks them off.

If you need to know what it will take to gain your taxpayers’ support, you’ve come to the right place.

  • Our data has been used by taxing entities to raise more than $4.2 billion in revenue; 96% of the time, what we discover in our research is what it ends up being on Election Day.
  • Our team has extensive experience working on mission-critical strategic research assignments in K-12 public education, higher education, local and state government, health care, and public safety.
  • We tell you what you need to know, not what we think you want to hear. And we pride ourselves on providing information you can use. Right now.

Let us help you make the right decisions.

Fill out our simple, no obligation, Data Needs Assessment form, and we’ll get back to you – promptly – with recommendations on the best way to find out what your citizens are really thinking, and what you can do about it.