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American Public Opinion and Attitudes
A comprehensive, daily updated source for US nationwide public opinion, covering 1935 to present. Search by keyword, topic, and date range for statistics and datasets.
Pew Research Center
Public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.
Polls of Americans on politics, business, health and well-being, policy issues, and the economy. Also includes some international polling.
General Social Survey
Since 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) has been monitoring societal change and studying the growing complexity of American society. Create a free account to use.
Current events, data and statistics coverage. Unique for sports data and athlete coverage along with social commentary and politics.
The Harris Poll
Scroll down to read a variety of poll topics. Information reflects current problems and issues facing American society.
Global Public Opinion
Pew Research: Global Indicators Database
Public opinion surveys around the world on people's assessments of their own lives and important issues
World Values Survey: Online Analysis
This survey measures basic values and beliefs that relate to economics, politics, and society of people from over 100 countries. It has been conducted since 1981 by a group international social scientists, and is used by UN, World Bank, and governments around the world.
Surveys in two waves of 2005-2011 and 2011-2013 covering Africa, Asia, South America, the Middle East, and countries of former Soviet Union. Measures attitudes about politics, power, reform, democracy, etc. Download the dataset or analyze online.
Canadian Opinion Research Archive
A research archive at Queen's University that sources commercial and independent surveys collected by major commercial Canadian firms, dating back to the 1970s.
European Commission Public Opinion Analysis
Public opinion surveys on European countries featuring face-to-face and telephone interviews, in-depth thematic studies, and qualitative studies.
European Social Survey
A cross-national survey conducted with face-to-face interviews, every two years, that measures the attitudes, beliefs and behavior patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty European nations.
Latin American Public Opinion Project
The Latin American Public Opinion Project conducts the AmericasBarometer, which surveys democratic public opinion and behavior in the Americas (North, Central, South and the Caribbean), to measure democratic values and behaviors in the Americas using national probability samples of voting-age adults.
Evaluating Poll Information
- Ask yourself who was surveyed, what questions were they asked, when was it conducted, how were they surveyed, and why the polling organization might want certain responses.
- Beware of self-selected polls. Participants should be randomly selected and should fairly represent the population.
- Push polls, or political telemarketing designed to persuade large numbers of voters, are not actually polls. They usually ask one or only a few questions about a single candidate or a single issue and the questions are usually uniformly strongly negative of a candidate or issue.