Polling, Surveys, & Public Opinion: International Opinion Polls

International Opinion Poll Resources

  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (largest archive of survey research and opinion data)
    • Use the pull-down "country" menu to limit searches by country.
    • The collection is strong, but not limited to, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Latin America).
  •  Collections Specific to Latin America
  • ICPSR (Optimized for browsers, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge; Does not work in Mozilla Firefox)
    Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    • Search the phrase, public opinion and then
      • Filter By Geography by either selecting the name of the country you are interested (use "view all" if the name is not listed) or the word "Global" if you want trans-national surveys.
      • Filter by Topic by using the "view all" option if the name is not listed. You can then shorten the list with Filter by Series and/or Filter by Author as either may reflect a geographic coverage.
  • Trans-national Survey by Name
    • Voice of the People series - Annual Gallup poll to solicit public onion on social and political issues
    • Eurobarometer - European Commission, 1970s to the present
    • Afrobarometer - Non-partisan, pan-African research institution conducting  public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, the economy and society in 30+ countries repeated on a regular cycle
    • Asiabarometer - Links to ICPSR page; search for series name
  • Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA)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
    The Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission, since 1973.
  • Polling the Nations (complete data files not available)
    Commercial index to question-level results.
    • Use the "Universe: Geographic area covered by the survey" search feature to limit by country or groups of countries.
    • Download only the tabulated responses to individual questions.
    • Only useful to identify surveys as complete data files are not available.
  • World Values Survey

    The World Values Survey is a global research project that explores people’s values and beliefs, how they change over time.  The WVS in collaboration with EVS (European Values Study) carried out representative national surveys in more than 100 countries containing almost 90 percent of the world's population. It is conducted in waves, the first of which was conducted in 1981.  The site offers downloads of files and related documentation by wave, in integrated cumulative files, and via an online analysis tool.