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iPoll (Roper Center)

  • iPOLL (Roper Center)  
    The largest source for opinion polling data. Data covers 1935 to the present on a broad range of topics.

Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It's work is carried out by seven projects:

  • Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
    Monthly polls, the News Interest Index, and daily commentaries on issues in public policy, politics and the press.
  • Project for Excellence in Journalism
    Provides numbers, reports and content analysis based on studies of the press.
  • Pew Internet and American Life Project
    Produces reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.
  • Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
    Conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world.
  • Pew Hispanic Center
    In addition to research studies, the Center regularly conducts public opinion surveys of Latino views on social and public policy issues.
  • Pew Global Attitudes Project
    Conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day.
  • Pew Social & Demographic Trends
    Studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans about topics including family, community, health, finance, work and leisure. The project combines original public opinion survey research with social, economic and demographic data analysis.

General Social Survey (GSS)

GSS includes data on social change in the U.S. since 1972.

  • The General Social Survey
    Among the topics covered are civil liberties, crime and violence, intergroup tolerance, morality, national spending priorities, psychological well-being, social mobility, and stress and traumatic events.
  • Survey Documentation and Analysis
    From UC Berkeley, allows users to create custom datasets and access the Codebook for question/response text for all variables.
  • International Social Survey Programme
    A cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research.

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