News Polling Unit
News Polls back to January 1999.
Americans & the World:
Public Opinion on International Affairs
A searchable collection of comprehensive reports on U.S. public opinion on international policy issues. Program on International Policy Attitudes/University of Maryland
Angus Reid Global Monitor
Provides results from over 20,000 market research and public consultation polls from around the world. Includes global opinion polls such as on same-sex marriage in the U.S., political polls on numerous topics, and an election tracker (featuring a list of recent and upcoming elections). Also search, or browse by issues, such as Abortion, Afghanistan, Iraq War, North Korea, stem cell research, and terrorism. Poll results go back to 2003.
Recent opinion polls.
Data on the Net
Guide to more than 361 Internet sites of social science data catalogs and libraries, statistical data, and additional WWW gateways. University of California at San Diego.
Established in 1935 by Dr. George H. Gallup (1901-1984), the Gallup Organization is best known for its public opinion polls which provide "measurement and analysis of people's attitudes, opinions, and behavior." This searchable site provides a full-text poll archive on various topics. Click on Newsflash for a daily update on politics, business, and social issues in the latest polls. Press releases from 1998 and tracking polls back to 1936.
General Social Survey
The GSS (General Social Survey) is an almost annual, "omnibus," personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) with James A. Davis and Tom W. Smith as principal investigators (PIs). The first survey took place in 1972 and since then more than 35,000 respondents have answered over 2500 different questions.
The Stat Sheets Archive provides detailed statistical reports of most Los Angeles Times Polls since 1996. The documents are in PDF format.
Marist College Institute
for Public Opinion
Founded in 1978, the Marist Institute for Public Opinion (MIPO) is a non-profit survey research center at Marist College. MIPO provides educational opportunities for students and information on elections, policy, and popular issues for the public. MIPO regularly measures public opinion across the nation, in New York State and New York City.
American National Election
Provides "high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation to serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists who want to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes". A collaboration of Stanford University and the University of Michigan, with funding by the National Science Foundation
Institute Public Opinion Poll Question Database
This database includes more than 1000 Louis Harris Polls (going back to 1958) with more than 60,000 questions covering a diverse range of topics as well as items from the National Network of State Polls, and others. This database allows users to search for specific poll questions by using key words and then narrowing by poll and date. Developed by the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Pew Global Attitudes Project
"a series of worldwide public opinion surveys that encompasses 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. More than 90,000 interviews in 50 countries have been conducted as part of the project's work." From the Pew Research Center.
The Pew Research Center for the
People and the Press
Polls on politics, the media and American values back to 1995. The Pew Research Center, "an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. We are best known for regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and for our polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes."
Online presence of The Polling Report, a bi-monthly "independent survey of trends affecting elections, government, and business." The Web site is updated whenever a new poll is released, which means almost daily. Includes Gallup, Harris, Yankelovich, Princeton Survey Research Associates, network news polls, more. Main categories are Politics and Policy; Business/Economy; American Scene; Insights; and National Barometer; with an extensive table of contents. Searchable.
Subtitled "the journalist's inside source for public opinion and policy analysis," this site addresses 18 controversial issues: abortion, America's global role, crime, the economy, education, the government, the family, the federal budget, gambling, health care, illegal drugs, immigration, Internet speech / privacy, Medicare, race, right to die, social security, and welfare. Extensive information on each issue includes an overview, facts and trends, different perspectives, links to news stories, and results of public opinion polls.
The independent Quinnipiac University Poll regularly surveys residents in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and nationwide about political races, state and national elections, and issues of public concern, such as schools, taxes, transportation, municipal services, and the environment.
The Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll is conducted by the Center for Public Interest Polling four or five times a year. The focus is primarily on public affairs in New Jersey, and the findings are published in the Star-Ledger and on the web page.
University of Cincinnati: Institute
for Public Research
The Institute conducts multidisciplinary research through its research centers and programs: Survey Research Center; Social Science Data Archive; Southwest Ohio Regional Data Center. In addition, the Institute conducts The UC National Health Survey, The Ohio Poll, a quarterly cost-shared survey of Ohio residents and a semi-annual omnibus survey in Greater Cincinnati (The Greater Cincinnati Survey).
University of Connecticut:
Contains the largest library of public opinion data in the world. The Center's mission focuses on data preservation and access, education and research.
University of Maryland: Program on
International Policy Attitudes
"The Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) carries out research on public attitudes on international issues by conducting nationwide polls, focus groups and comprehensive reviews of polling conducted by other organizations."
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill: Odum Institute
The Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science maintains the country's third-largest archive of computer-readable social science data. Holdings include national and international economic, electoral, demographic, financial, health, public opinion and other types of data to meet a variety of research and teaching needs.
Latest news and presidential approval trends.
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American Association for Public Opinion
Includes "Code of Professional Ethics and Practices" and articles from "Public Opinion Quarterly."
National Council on Public Polls
Since 1969, this association of polling organizations has aimed to set ethical standards for pollsters and increase public knowledge about polls.
Council of American Survey Research
Trade organization for commercial survey research companies based in the United States.
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and Research Inc.
Mason-Dixon is a private company that does state political polls for media outlets around the country. Topics include campaigns, senate and gubernatorial job performance.
National Network of State
Confederation of organizations that conduct state-level surveys. The NNSP also administers a large archive of state survey data. The data archives give researchers electronic access to a large number of studies conducted in different states through the Odum Institute's Public Opinion Poll Question Database.
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Website for the Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission. Since 1973, the European Commission has been monitoring the evolution of public opinion in the Member States. The surveys and studies address major topics concerning European citizenship: enlargement, social situation, health, culture, information technology, environment, the Euro,defence, etc.
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