The Harvard Public Opinion Project conducts a biannual poll examining the political opinions and civic engagement of young Americans ages 18 to 29. Since its conception by two Harvard undergraduate students in 2000, the Harvard Public Opinion Project has provided the most comprehensive look at the political opinions, voting trends, and views on public service held by young Americans.

Each semester, under the guidance of IOP Polling Director John Della Volpe, undergraduate members of the Harvard Public Opinion Project brainstorm and write questions for the poll, analyze the collected data, and present the results to the media and other interested parties. ​