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The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is the largest archive of public opinion data in existence. The Center holds data dating back to the 1930’s and from over 60 nations.

The Roper Center is a public opinion archive — it preserves the data from polls conducted by many leading survey organizations for the use of researchers, students, and journalists. Read more about the purpose of the Center.
Elmo Roper founded the Roper Center just after World War II. He and George Gallup played leading roles in its subsequent development. The survey organizations they established have continued to contribute their polls to the Center’s library, and scores of other survey organizations in the United States, and many foreign countries, have followed their example. Read more about the history of the Center.

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Recent Posts

1011, 2015

The People of the Roper Center at UConn: An Appreciation

In 1978, just after the Roper Center relocated to the University of Connecticut from its first home at Williams College, Donald Deluca, Director of User Services […]

611, 2015

Polls of Future Past: Public Expectations for the Future of Science

Science fiction sometimes barely beats out science fact, as technological advancements rapidly transform the world.  But the changes that are anticipated aren’t always the ones […]

2810, 2015

Debates: The Public View

From the primaries to the general election, debates play a central role in American presidential campaigns. The Roper Center’s data offer insights into public attitudes […]