Polling, Surveys, & Public Opinion

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Tracking Polls

  • Economic Policy Institute
  • Harris Interactive
    Harris Interactive is the internet-based successor to Louis Harris Associates, provider of the Harris Poll. The site offers access to Harris news releases, which contain some data from various polls.
  • Marist College Institute for Public Opinion (MIPO)
    MIPO is a 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.
  • The National Centre for Social Research
    Economic & Social Research Council and the University of Southampton (UK)
  • National Opinion Research Center
    NORC is a non-profit corporation affiliated with the University of Chicago that conducts survey research in the public interest for government agencies, educational institutions, private foundations, non-profit organizations, and private corporations.
  • Poll Track
  • PollingReport.com
    A compilation of public opinion polls from various sources.
  • Public Agenda Online
    "The Inside Source for Public Opinion and Policy Analysis."
       A nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization based in New York City. Its web site provides briefings on policy and polling -- a digest of news, legislation, and studies -- covering numerous topics, including abortion, the environment, crime, and welfare.

Polling Organizations

  • CBS News Polls
  • The Gallup Organization
    Provides public opinion on political, social, and economic issues.
  • Health Poll Search
    Health Poll Search is a searchable archive of public opinion questions on health issues. The Health Poll Search archive holds approximately 40,000 questions on health issues such as Medicare, Medicaid, the uninsured, women's health, and HIV/AIDS, dating back to 1935. Response percentages and source information are provided for all questions. It is provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • The Los Angeles Times Polls

International Public Opinion

  • Canadian Public Opinion Archive
    Contains over 350 surveys on Canadian public opinion, covering a wide range of social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental issues and span in date from 1977 to the present. Queen's University.
  • European Public Opinion
  • International Opinion Poll Resources