Polling, Surveys, & Public Opinion: Local Opinion Polls

Local Opinion Polls

  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (largest archive of survey research and opinion data)
    • Content
    • Finding Tools
      • Catalog of Holdings (Roper Express)- all surveys national and international in the archive
        surveys are identified by a search of the bibliographic description (including abstract)
      • iPoll - only national U.S. surveys including some not archived at Roper
        surveys are identified by a search on the question wording and the tabulated answers to a question are displayed.
      Icons display when links exist between iPoll entries and Catalog of Holdings entries and when data for an entry can be analyzed online via Roper Explorer.
  • ICPSR (many types of social science data including opinion polls)
    • Content
    • Finding Tools
      Searches a bibliographic description (including abstract).
      Start by searching phrase, public opinion, and in the results screen you can then filter by topic, time period, geography and/or series name.
  • Odum Institute Dataverse Network
    A collection of data, largely public opinion, that is part of a public data archive maintained by the University of North Carolina.
    • Odum Archive
      --Harris Collection (1950's forward)
      --National Network of State Polls (coverage varies by state)
      --USA Today (1984-1993)
      --Community Indicators Survey (Knight Foundation)
    • Georgia Polls via the University of Georgia Survey Research Center (data starting in 1980s)
    • Monmouth Polling Institute (New Jersey Polls starting in 2005)
  • Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
    The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization.
    • Content
      National, international and trans-national surveys covering attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues
    • Finding Tool
      All data files are listed chronologically under the "Datasets" tab on the main page or via Pew’s Databank page which lists datasets by topical project.
      To search for surveys on at topic use the “Question Search” tab on the main page or the site search box which searches the commentaries in the report.
  • Eagleton Poll Archive
    A public archive of statewide polls of New Jersey residents conducted by Eagleton in conjunction with the newspaper, the Star Ledger.
    • Content
      Matters of political and social interest to residents of New Jersey.
    • Finding Tool
      Searches the question wording and returns questions.
  • Polling the Nations (complete data files not available)
    A commercial index to question-level results
    • Content (1980s-forward)
      Local polls (city and state), as well as well as national and international polls from a variety of survey organizations.
    • Obtaining the Data
      Tabulated results for each question are reported; no data files are available.