The Laboratory for the Study of American Values supports graduate students who are writing dissertations about American public opinion. The lab seeks to enhance the research productivity and career success of graduate students, by giving them opportunities to conduct original surveys of nationally representative samples of adults. The lab also aims to yield rich new insights about American values by running studies that draw upon the interdisciplinary excellence of the social sciences at Stanford. The lab is directed by Paul Sniderman and Michael Tomz and is generously supported by the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences at Stanford.