Who We Are

D3 is a full-service social science research company that has provided expertise in “designs, data, and decisions” since 1985.

D3 is a recognized leader in delivering research solutions across the globe for news organizations, international development programs, public policy formation in the areas of defense and diplomacy, and audience measurement for international broadcasters. We have conducted regional and country-specific research in more than 120 countries, including fragile states and conflict environments. We manage simultaneous large-scale data collection in multiple countries. Using our rigorously collected data, D3 provides our clients detailed, strategic recommendations to answer actionable research questions. D3 has cultivated deep and successful relationships to sustain field operations in difficult environments where no reliable capacity exists.

D3 offers applied social science research in fields ranging from public opinion polling, monitoring and evaluation, marketing and consumer analysis, and media audience measurement.

Who: We are a team of 30+ full-time researchers, including in-house statisticians, with diverse international educational and professional experience.

What: D3 is a recognized leader in delivering global research solutions for international development programming, defense and diplomacy, public policy formation, news organizations, and media audience measurement. Our team supplies clients with sophisticated research designs, technically rigorous sampling plans, and thoughtful analyses. We provide actionable information to help our clients make decisions and achieve their goals.

Where: Our headquarters is in McLean, Virginia, just minutes from Washington, D.C., although our research spans over 120 countries through our local field partners.

When: D3 has been conducting rigorous international research since 1985.

Why: D3 believes in informed decision-making using data collected to the highest standards. In a world of big data, information is everywhere. We recognize that leaders and institutions need a reliable partner to proactively design and implement research to distill data into evidence.