Survey on the Future of Government Service

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020

The Survey Research Center at Princeton University officially launched the third wave of the Survey on the Future of Government Service on June 15, 2020.  The survey is a collaborative scholarly effort sponsored by the Partnership for Public Service, the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University, and Georgetown University.

The 2020 Survey on the Future of Government Service asks federal executives about their backgrounds, experiences in public service and views about their work environments. The results from the survey will provide important insight into the challenges facing federal agencies and contribute to ongoing efforts to strengthen America’s public service and the operations and management of the federal government.

The research team for the new survey includes Drs. Mark D. Richardson (Georgetown University), Nolan M. McCarty (Princeton University) and David E. Lewis (Vanderbilt University). Dr. Edward Freeland and Naila Rahman will oversee data collection and data processing for the project.  The SRC will reach out to more than 20,000 senior executives in the federal government to ask them to participate in the survey.

For more information about the survey, please go to or call toll-free at 833-410-2092.