Perceptions and Expectations of Tech in DC and the Bay Area

Bay Area technology professionals think their industry can solve major domestic and global problems. D.C. policy elites are less confident, but agree that tech should take the lead in trying.

That’s the main takeaway from a new APCO Insight survey of both D.C. policy elites and Bay Area technology professionals on the pro-social responsiveness—and responsibility—of the high-tech industry in the wake of a wave of populist criticism and pressure from Washington. The survey finds cause for both concern and optimism about the standing of Silicon Valley in Washington, and suggests more thoughtful public engagement is warranted to stave off politicized and populist policy responses from D.C.

Download the full PDF here: APCO Polling on Tech Industry 10/2017