The Roper Center archives provide essential data for understanding U.S. politics. Resources on politics and elections are drawn from the collection’s national public opinion polls, voter exit polls at the state and national level, and other sources.
Examine presidential approval ratings from Roosevelt to Obama. Compare each president’s highest and lowest ratings throughout the course of their terms.
Explore voting data, including vote by demographic group, on national and state elections, and key polling indicators of public attitudes at the time of presidential elections.
Topics at a Glance
Topics at a Glance offers users prepared iPOLL and dataset searches, issue briefs, featured dataset descriptions, and charts and graphics on some of the most popular subject areas in polling.
The Roper Center archive consists of over 20,000 datasets from public opinion surveys dating back to the 1930s. By collecting and preserving the collection’s U.S. and international datasets, the Center provides opportunities for researchers to conduct detailed secondary analysis and discover new insights years after the original survey was released. Browse recent highlights from the collection below.
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Explore various topics in U.S. politics ranging from 1935-present with iPOLL. Search at the question level by keyword, survey organization, date, and more.
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