Public Opinion Basics
Polling Questions and Opinions
iPOLL. Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. 1935-present. Daily updates.
The preeminent database of individual poll
questions, covering almost half a million questions from reported
survey results received at the Roper Center that have US national adult
samples or samples of any subpopulation that constitutes a large
segment of the national adult population. Data sets for polls
represented in iPOLL are distributed by the Roper Center, but many poll
data sets are not available.
Location: iPOLL (via Penn Library Web)
- requires free registration
Gallup Poll News Service
The Gallup Poll News Service provides news centered on public opinion.
Published each business day, articles from the Gallup Poll News Service analyze
findings and trends in politics, business, social issues, and Americans'
lifestyles. From February 20, 2003 through current
Location: LexisNexis Academic (via Penn Library Web)
Polling the Nations. ORS Publishing. 1986-present. Monthly updates.
Half a million questions from a wide variety of
surveys, including commercial surveys and foreign surveys. Very
difficult to reconstruct questionnaires. Source data may be impossible
to obtain. Continues print/fiche set, American Public Opinion Index
and American Public Opinion Data
Location: Polling the Nations (via Penn Library Web)
General Social Survey 1972-2002 Quick Tables (with charts).
National Opinion Research Center and Computer-assisted Survey Methods
Program, University of California, Berkeley.
Handy crosstabulation generator for the preeminent U.S. annual or biennial social survey, covering many topics.
Location: Berkeley SDA web
Overviews of Opinion on the Major Issues
Public Opinion Matters.
Samples of polling data on a wide range of
topics. New articles are added monthly from the Roper Center for Public
Opinion Research's archives. Includes highlights from the magazine, Public Perspective
Location: Roper Center web
Public Agenda Issue Guides.
Facts, figures, and analysis of public attitudes on many U.S. social and economic issues.
Location: Public Agenda web