Polling, Surveys, & Public Opinion: International Opinion Polls

International Opinion Poll Resources

Roper's Catalog of Holdings

  • 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 contains thousands of opinion polls

  • Search the phrase, public opinion and then
    • Filter By Geography:
      selecting the name of the country you are interested (use "view all" if the name is not listed).
      the word Global if you want trans-national surveys.
    • Filter by Topic
      again use "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
-ICPSR's Series entry
list of studies plus variable
search and online analysis
-links to EU's features for
  identifying a survey
-download from ICPSR
-ICPSR's Series entry
list of studies plus variable
search and online analysis

-links to ICPSR page
-search for series name

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
The Public Opinion Analysis sector of the European Commission, since 1973.

Polling the Nations (complete data files not available)
  • A 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.