Public Opinion and Attitudes
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According to its web site, the Afrobarometer is "a comparative series of national public attitude surveys on democracy, markets, and civil society in Africa." An initial survey in twelve countries was conducted between 1999 and 2001 in twelve countries; a second round between 2002 and 2003 included fifteen countries; and a planned third round for 2005-2006 expands to eighteen countries. Data is released on the web site for free download in Excel and SPSS formats, two years after the initial compilation of the data for any given survey. Afrobarometer data is also eventually archived at ICPSR, though the Afrobarometer web site posts the data first.
American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) (American Association for Public Opinion Research)
The AAPOR site describes the history and activities of the association and includes statements on ethics and best practices in public opinion research. A section on survey methods includes a response-rate calculator, and a section on organizations carries a searchable "blue book" directory of AAPOR member organizations.
American Mosaic Project (Doug Hartmann and Penny Edgell)
The American Mosaic Project is a multi-year, multi-method study of the bases of solidarity and diversity in American life. The principal investigators of this project are Doug Hartmann, Penny Edgell and Joseph Gerteis at the University of Minnesota, and the project is funded by the Edelstein Family Foundation of Minneapolis, MN.
The survey was designed to gather data on diversity with a particular emphasis on race and religion. A nationally-representative telephone survey was conducted during the summer of 2003; additional in-depth interviews and fieldwork across the country, explored the various contexts in which Americans experience diversity, focusing on religious interfaith organizations, neighborhoods, and festivals. Key findings on Discrimination, Atheism, Anti-Semitism, Racial attitudes of Conservative Christians, Diversity, Racial Attitudes and Religion, and Racial Privilege are available as press releases at this site.
Arkansas Poll (Diane Divers Blair Center for the Study of Southern Politics and Society)
Results (HTML tables) and data (SAS or SPSS format) from this annual Arkansas public opinion poll are presented on this site.
Canadian Election Study (CES) (Canadian Election Study (CES))
The Canadian Election Study (CES) surveys Canadian voters "to explain what makes people decide to vote (or not to vote), and, if they do, what makes them decide to support a given party or candidate, and why parties gain or lose ground from one election to another." The Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) makes all the Canadian Election Studies available for online searching and data analysis through the CORA Nesstar server. In addition, CORA archives and provides access to the individual-level data files from every Canadian Election Study since 1965.
Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
The Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) collects opinion surveys conducted by Canadian firms, dating back to the 1970s. Summary reports are readily available on the site. Starting in December 2008, users may analyze CORA data online via a NESSTAR interface.
Cattaneo Web archive of Italian election results and surveys (Fondazione di ricerca "Istituto Carlo Cattaneo"
Istituto Carlo Cattaneo)
The Cattaneo Web Archive of Italian Election Results and Surveys offers information regarding Italian Elections dating back to 1990 and going onwards to 1996. The site also includes Bologna Elections results and surveys from 1984 and 1994, Italian Election Abstention Surveys from 1985, 1990 and 1995 and Italian Election Results by Commune from 1946-1996. Data is presented via the SDA interface. Abstracts are available in Italian and English.
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) (Tufts University)
CIRCLE, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, describes itself as"A non-partisan research center studying youth civic engagement and civic eduation." CIRCLE's research focuses on Americans between the ages of 15 and 25.
Center for the Study of Democracy--Data (Center for Study of Democracy)
The Center for the Study of Democracy is dedicated to helping foster democracy in the United States and throughout the world. In the data archive portion of its site, users will find links to CSD-sponsored research projects other studies relating to human rights and various political issues. Links include World Value Surveys, The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, The UCI Election Turnout Database, the 1998 German Election Study, and the 1996 National Black Election Survey. See also the CSD Asia Data Archive at http://www.democracy.uci.edu/csd_vl_asia.
Cronkite-Eight Poll (Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication)
The Cronkite-Eight poll, formerly known as the KAET Poll, gauges the opinions of Arizonians on a number of state and national issues. Dating back to 1995, the polls are available in press release format.
Eagleton Poll Archive (Rutgers University)
"This interactive website provides access to the survey data and questionnaires from Eagleton's quarterly statewide polls of New Jersey residents on matters of political and social interest. On the site you can view Eagleton polls and question responses from 1971 to the present. You may search on keywords or browse through topics and questionnaires" Users may view polls in html format.
Eurobarometer at GESIS (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
The Eurobarometer Surveys are the products of a program of cross-national and cross-temporal social science research. The first Eurobarometer surveys in the 1970s were designed to measure public awareness of, and attitudes toward, the Common Market and other European Community institutions. The site includes a listing and brief description of each Eurobarometer survey and a "question text retrieval" search engine for questions asked in the Eurobarometer surveys. Free online analysis and download are available via the Nesstar-based ZACAT catalog for the Standard and Special Eurobarometer; Mannheim Eurobarometer Trend File 1970-2002; Candidate Countries Eurobarometer; and Central and Eastern Eurobarometer. Other Eurobarometer surveys may be ordered for a charge. Eurobarometer surveys are also available from from DISC through the UW-Madison ICPSR membership.
European Public Opinion (European Commission)
This web site, run by Europa, an Internet project of the European Commission to track progress of the European Union, offers a Eurobarometer search tool, current summary results of the ongoing Eurobarometer polls, the Europinion Continuous Tracking Survey, and the Top Decision Makers Survey (but not the raw data).
European Social Survey (ESS) (European Commission and European Science Foundation)
The European Social Survey (ESS) is a new survey encompassing 19 European nations and focusing on public attitudes and values related to the ongoing change in social institutions. An initial round of data collection was completed in 2001, using a core questionnaire and two rotating modules. The microdata was released in August 2003 via the NESSTAR system at http://ess.nsd.uib.no/nesstarlight/index.jsp. Funding for a second round of data collection has also been obtained, with data release scheduled for 2005.
Explaining the Turnout Decline in Canadian Federal Elections: A New Survey of Non-voters (Elections Canada / Decima Research and Jon H. Pammett, Carleton University; Lawrence LeDuc, University of Toronto)
This March 2003 report examines potential reasons for turnout decline in Canadian Federal Elections through a phone survey with 960 reported voters and 960 reported non-voters in April 2002 (5,637 respondents completed short screening interviews to produce the sample for the longer questionnaire). The website contains the data in Excel, SPSS POR and SPSS SAV formats; the questionnaire and methodology in PDF; and the final report in PDF.
Field Poll (California Poll) (The Field Institute, San Francisco, CA)
The Field (California) Poll, conducted four or more times each year by the Field Institute, is a California statewide survey of opinions and attitudes on social and political issues, including election campaigns. Subjects include taxes and government spending, economic well-being, growth and the environment, quality of life, state elections, campaign financing, political ideology, labor unions, crime and capital punishment, drugs, prisons and jails, justices of the courts, science and technology, public schools, colleges and universities, health care, immigration, minority population, personal ethics, and the status of women. Selected surveys and questions are repeated over time so changes in public opinion can be monitored. The Field Poll is housed at UC-DATA. Students, faculty and staff at the University of California (UC) and California State Universities (CSU) may use all available Field Poll data; the general public and research affiliates at other academic institutions may access Field Poll data after a two year embargo period. Field Poll data at UC-DATA starts in 1956. Users may search questionnaires by keyword, analyze polls online, or download poll data.
Five Thirty Eight (Nate Silver)
Five Thirty Eight created by Nate Silver takes its name from the total number of US electors. It covered a broad spectrum of subjects including politics, sports, science, economics, and popular culture.
Franklin & Marshall College Poll-Pennsylvania (The Center for Opinion Research and Franklin & Marshall College)
The Center for Opinion Research conducts the Franklin & Marshall College Poll (formerly the Keystone Poll) that relates to state and local affairs in Pennsylvania. Reports of poll results in PDF are available back to 1995.
Gallup Organization (Gallup Organization)
The home page for the polling organization Gallup. Recent poll results may be found as this site as well as special reports which are available for viewing or downloading as PowerPoint presentations or Word documents. (There are no raw datafiles, however.) Gallup data are archived at the Roper Center, to which DISC subscribes (via IP authentication). UW-Madison users may download data from the Roper Center directly.
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (Gallup and Healthways)
The polling firm Gallup and health-management firm Healthways have teamed up to produce the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Conceived as a 25-year initiative, the project is interviewing no fewer than 1,000 U.S. adults daily, 350 days a year, asking questions designed to reflect how Americans evaluate their health, their work, and their lives in general. The index aims to be "the official measure for health and well-being" for the United States.
Component indices include life evaluation, emotional health, physical health, healthy behaviors, work environment, and basic access. The site carries national graphs of the indices since January 2008, monthly reports, and daily snapshot findings. The site also links to a companion resource hosted by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) that creates annual reports based on Well-Being index data for each of the Congressional Districts in the U.S.
General Social Survey (GSS) (National Opinion Research Center (NORC))
"The General Social Survey (GSS) conducts basic scientific research on the structure and development of American society with a data-collection program designed to both monitor social change within the United States and to compare the United States to other nations." The GSS has been conducted regularly since 1972, and many of the core questions are unchanged to allow comparison across years. The GSS site at NORC allows users to search all GSS documents, browse GSS variables, download in SAS or SPSS, or analyze the data online in Nesstar. (The site also links to the SDA online analysis site at Berkeley.)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) (U.S. National Air and Space Administration (NASA))
The Global Change Master Directory is a large database of records containing annotated links pointing to web pages for "Earth science data sets and services relevant to global change and Earth science research." The section on Human Dimensions, available as a link from the front page, makes the connection between the physical sciences that are the primary emphasis of the directory and the social sciences upon which global change impacts. The Human Dimensions section of the directory includes close to 3,400 records in the categories of Attitudes/Preferences/Behavior, Economic Resources, Human Health, Natural Hazards and more. Each record contains links, a brief text summary, contact information for the person or entity that created the site, and in many cases a Google Earth map showing the geographic coverage of the information.
Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
The Odum Institute maintains one of the oldest and largest archives of machine-readable data in the U.S. Its Louis Harris Data Center is the exclusive national repository for Louis Harris public opinion data. The Institute has an extensive collection of U.S. Census data, including one of the most complete holdings for 1970 Census files. Other major sources of data include the North Carolina State Data Center, which distributes North Carolina census data; and the National Center for Health Statistics. Also available are data from studies conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill social science faculty. Almost all of the data holdings are available online in the Odum Dataverse Network. The Odum Dataverse is freely searchable, and users can subset and generate descriptive statistical reports on datasets marked as being available for these operations. Many of the data files are also freely available to the public; others are limited to users at UNC-Chapel Hill.
HuffPost Pollster (Huffington Post and Mark Blumenthal)
Since 2004, Democratic pollster Mark Blumenthal (aka Mystery Pollster) has been blogging about, as he put it, "demystifying the science and art of political polling." His Pollster.com website has moved to the left-wing Huffington Post site, still posting poll results and analysis under the new title HuffPost Pollster.
Internet Center for Corruption Research (Transparency International and Goettingen University)
This center provides the Corruption Perception Index, which ranks countries by the extent of perceived corruption in public administration. Every country is provided with an individual score, allowing for cross-country comparisons. Annual reports begin in 1995; data is in HTML tables only from 1995-1999, and from 2000 on is also available in Excel spreadsheets.
Journalism.org / Project for Excellence in Journalism (Project for Excellence, Pew Resource Center)
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism has been studying news media, broadly defined, since 1997. Much of the research reported on the Journalism.org web site involves content analysis of press coverage, from traditional media to blogs and other social media sites. The project produces four regular indices: the News Coverage Index, the New Media Index, the Campaign Index, and the Talk Show Index. Also on the site is a comprehensive annual State of the News Media report, with some sortable online tables.
In the "Numbers" section of the site, users can view reports with customizable graphs, or download selected annual datasets from the regular indices listed above.
Kaiser Family Foundation Question Finder (Kaiser Family Foundation and Roper Center for Public Opinion Research)
The Kaiser Family Foundation Question Finder allows users to search for individual survey questions asked on all Kaiser Family Foundation polls since 1992. Search by keyword and/or date to find full question wording and results.
Kansas Data (Institute for Policy & Social Research, University of Kansas and University of Kansas)
The Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas offers the Kansas Data site in support of public policy analysis. Preformatted county and city census data reports are provided as PDF documents, and users can also generate their own custom area profiles. Users can also design their own maps, trend graphs, and bar charts using the site. The Kansas Data site also offers the Kansas Statistical Abstract online edition, Kansas quarterly economic indicators, and links to other Kansas data resources.
Latin America Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) (Vanderbilt University)
The Latin America Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), directed by Mitchell Seligson, is hosted at Vanderbilt University. LAPOP began several decades ago with a study of democratic values in Costa Rica. LAPOP is now the home of the AmericasBarometer survey, measuring democratic values and behaviors in the Americas using national probability samples of voting-age adults and spanning 23 nations in 2008. In addition to reports and documentation, LAPOP data is available for online querying in both a beginner and an expert mode. Subscriptions to the data are also available (UW-Madison does not currently subscribe.)
Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
LISPOP is "a research center at Wilfrid Laurier University which studies issues pertaining to the creation, use and representation of public opinion in the policy process." The site includes a regular summary of published polls pertaining to Canadian politics, an annotated list of online poll data resources, and links to data holdings for Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Guelph.
Louis Harris Data Center (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Louis Harris Data Center)
From the website: "Since 1965, the Odum Institute has operated the Louis Harris Data Center, the national depository for publicly available survey data collected by Louis Harris and Associates, Inc. More than 1,000 Harris Polls from as early as 1958 are archived at the Center and contain over 160,000 questions asked of more than 1,200,000 respondents. Respondent groups range from national cross-section samples to such special populations as Vietnam veterans, Hispanics, teenagers, and the elderly. The surveys also cover a diverse range of topics, such as aging, environmental issues, leisure and the arts, business, foreign affairs, presidential ratings, health care, attitudes toward government, and crime. Many questions have been repeated over time, allowing researchers to track changes in opinions and attitudes."
Migration Information Source (Migration Policy Institute (MPI))
The Migration Information Source, including the MPI Data Hub, provides immigration information for an expanding list of countries. An interactive database generates tables in HTML and Flash-based charts. Links are provided to sites which provided the raw data for many of the tables and graphs. The site also includes breaking news stories related to immigration and immigration policy.
National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES) (Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania)
The National Annenberg Election Survey (NAES) examines a wide range of political attitudes about candidates, issues and the traits Americans want in a president. It has a particular emphasis on the effects of media exposure through campaign commercials and news from radio, television and newspapers. It also measures the effects of other kinds of political communication, from conversations at home and on the job to various efforts by campaigns to influence potential voters. User need to register to access NAES data sets. The 2000 NAES data is available at DISC, along with the accompanying book Capturing Campaign Dynamics: The National Annenberg Election Survey from Oxford University Press.
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) (National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago)
The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago is national organization for research with a variety of public and private clients. NORC's projects fall into five major substantive areas: economics and population; education and child development; health; substance abuse, mental health, and criminal justice; and statistics and methodology. The General Social Survey (GSS) is administered through NORC, and the Florida Ballots Project has data available from the NORC site.
Orange County (California) Surveys (University of California - Irvine Libraries)
The Orange County Annual Survey has been monitoring public opinion on social, economic, and political trends since 1982. All years plus a Special Survey from 2001 and 2002 are online, including reports, codebooks, and Data Analysis System access to the data.
Pennsylvania State Data Center (Pennsylvania State University)
For visitors looking for information on the state of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Data Center provides a clearinghouse of data related to the commonwealth. Included in the site are official data and demographic reports related to Pennsylvania as well as projection estimates and housing and economic characteristics of the state.
Pew Global Attitudes Project (Pew Research Center)
The Pew Global Attitudes Project offers a collection of worldwide public-opinion surveys. The inaugural survey for the project, under the auspices of the Pew Research Center, was conducted among opinion leaders in 25 countries worldwide in November and December of 2001, with a focus on the then-recent events of September 11. The project's original intent, as announced in the initial survey report, was to "measure the impact of globalization, modernization, rapid technological and cultural change and recent terrorist events" on values and attitudes worldwide. To date, more than 90,000 interviews in 50 countries have been conducted, and the focus has expanded to include other aspects of people's views on their own lives and the state of the world.
The site also features the Key Indicators database, a Flash application that allows users to explore tables and maps reflecting survey results from the 55 countries and questions within the 5 topic areas surveyed: U.S. image, world economy and globalization, quality of life, Islamic extremism, and rating countries & organizations. The tables do not appear to have a download option, and the "custom analysis" option is in fact a table-builder and does not include any statistical analysis.
Datasets from over 20 of the surveys are available for download after a free registration. The download data are in SPSS .sav format, plus a questionnaire file and codebook file. The site also carries survey reports, commentaries, and links to media stories that reference Pew Global Attitudes Project surveys.
Pew Hispanic Center (Pew Charitable Trusts)
The Pew Hispanic Center, supported by Pew Charitable Trusts, was founded in 2001 "to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the entire nation." The Center commissions studies on such topics as education, immigration, labor, and economics, including some public opinion surveys. Several datasets are available on the site, along with research reports back to 2002.
Pew Internet and American Life (Pew Research Center)
The Pew Internet and American Life Project conducts surveys regarding Americans' use of the Internet. Reports back to May of 2000 are available in PDF, some trend data is available for download in Excel, and selected datasets are available for download in SPSS (free registration required for download).
Polling The Nations: The Ultimate Survey Database (UW-Madison Subscription) (ORS Publishing)
Polling the Nations is an online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 600,000+ questions and responses, from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world. Note: UW-Madison subscribes to this resource via IP authentication. Non-UW-Madison users may visit the Polling the Nations site at http://poll.orspub.com/.
The Polling Report from Washington, D.C. has selected results of national opinion polls in politics and public policy. Data come from major research organizations, such as Gallup, Harris, Yankelovich, and Princeton Survey Research. Each topic displays the source and date, universe, number of respondents, question, and frequencies of responses. Additional state-by-state campaign polls and articles are available by subscription only.
Public Agenda On-Line (Public Agenda)
Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization based in New York City. It provides poll results to politicians as well as interested citizens on a variety of topics. The site also contains internal links which offer overviews on many pertinent issues in American politics.
Public Opinion (Daniel C. Tsang and University of California, Irvine - Libraries)
Dan Tsang has created an informative guide to major public opinion resources. Many are freely available on the web, though others are specific to the UC-Irvine library holdings (either in print or via online subscription).
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute (Quinnipiac University)
The Quinnipiac University Poll regularly surveys residents in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and nationwide about political races, state and national elections, and issues of public concern, such as schools, taxes, transportation, municipal services, and the environment. Press releases and poll results are available on the site.
RealClearPolitics (polling section) (RealClearPolitics)
RealClearPolitics is a right-leaning political analysis site founded in 2000 by John McIntyre and Tom Bevan. The polling section of the site includes links to national and state polls, polling averages, and electoral college maps, including maps from elections back to 1968. The site also featured a fantasy marketplace game based on the Intrade online futures trading market, at http://fantasy08.realclearpolitics.com/, where participants could bet pretend-money on their political picks.
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (UW-Madison subscription) (Roper Center for Public Opinion Research)
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut maintains a large online library of machine-readable datafiles for more than 12,500 public opinion surveys conducted in the United States and around the world. The collections from Latin America, Mexico, and Japan are especially strong. A searchable catalog may be found under "Archived Collections," and a major part of the archive may be searched by question via the I-Poll section of the site. A small subset of the data is available for online data analysis using the IDEAS data analysis tool (based on SDA). DISC maintains a subscription to the Roper Center, allowing UW-Madison users to download data and documentation for the majority of Roper holdings. Please contact DISC staff to obtain Roper Center data for which direct download is unavailable. Non-UW-Madison users may access the Roper Center site at http://ropercenter.cornell.edu/.
The Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES) (Stephen Ansolabehere and Douglas Rivers)
The Cooperative Congressional Election Study is designed to study congressional elections and representation using very large scale national surveys. Its questionnaires consist of Common Content, Team Content and Group Content. They include demographic indicators, party identification, ideology, pre-election and post-election questions and contextual information about representatives, candidates, and elections. CCES' sample identifiers include region, state, county, congressional district, zip code, and designated market area (DMA). CCES data and documentation files are downloadable via links to Harvard Dataverse.
The Higher Education Resource Institute (University of California-Los Angeles)
The Higher Education Research Institute is an " interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education." Based in the University of California-Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, the HERI sponsors the CIRP survey of college freshmen as well as the HERI Faculty Survey and the CSS (College Senior Survey). Sample formats of the CSS and CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) are available on the site in PDF. The site also includes links to recent research at the Institute as well as Institute publications.
The Hotline from National Journal (UW-Madison Subscription) (National Journal)
The Hotline is the National Journal's "daily briefing on politics." Up-to-date material is provided on a number of pressing issues. The site is a virtual newspaper with a number of columns, almanacs, and reports on various election races throughout the country. Users may also view other parts of the site, including "Almanac of American Politics," "Technology Daily," "Congress Daily," and "Race Dashboard" (formerly known as "Poll Track"). Note: UW-Madison subscribes via IP authentication.
The Institute for Public Opinion Research (IPOR) (Florida International University)
The Institute for Public Opinion Research (IPOR) at Florida International University in Miami conducts polls of Florida residents on topics ranging from aging to transportation to local government. The web site reports on several polls regarding hurricanes and Cuba-related issues; questions and frequencies are provided.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy (The National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy)
The web site of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy carries two data sections, one for national data and one for state data. State profiles offer HTML tables with one year of statistics and links to data sources for topics including teen demographics, teen pregnancy and birth, teen contraceptive use, and teen sexual activity. Pull down menus allow comparisons between states. National data includes fact sheets and National Campaign polling reports in PDF, and reports calculating costs of teen childbearing per state.
The Pacific Poll (Pacific Opinions and University of California - Irvine Libraries)
The Pacific Poll, conducted by Pacific Opinions and archived at the UCI Libraries, samples public opinion in Orange County and San Diego in the wake of the growth and diversity that the region has been experiencing. The online archive includes press releases, codebooks, and Data Analysis System access to the data.
The Pew Research Center for People and the Press (The Pew Research Center for People and the Press)
The Pew Research Center is an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues, best known for regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and for polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes. The web site contains downloadable survey data files (free registration required) back to 1997.
Washington Post Opinion Polls Archive (Washington Post)
The Washington Post Opinion Polls Archive carries poll results back to 2006, primarily regarding electoral politics.
World Values Survey (World Values Study Group)
The World Values Survey (WVS) is a worldwide investigation of sociocultural and political change. It is conducted by a network of social scientists at leading universities all around the world. The survey is performed on nationally representative samples in almost 100 countries which contain almost 90 percent of the world's population, using a common questionnaire. WVS has been carried out since 1981. Data files are available for download in comma delimited, SPSS SAV, R, and STATA formats (free registration required). The site also includes an online data analysis module, allowing users to select countries and samples for browsing data. Its cartographical view provides a different view of results and allows users to get indicators useful to build rankings. Maps are displayed for indicators built for each variable.
WorldPublicOpinion.org (Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland)
WorldPublicOpinion.org is an international collaboration between a consortium of research centers studying public opinion on international issues in their respective countries. The collaboration is managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland. The site carries polling reports categorized by topic and by region. Each report generally links back to the originating organization, which may or may not provide the data for online download.
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