MISSION

The mission of the Roper Center is to collect, preserve, and disseminate public opinion data; to serve as a resource to help improve the practice of survey research; and to broaden the understanding of public opinion through the use of survey data in the United States and around the world.

Who We Are

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 1930s and from over 100 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.

Quick Access

Search US questions with iPOLLSEARCH iPOLL

Dataset is available using RoperExpressSEARCH DATASETS

Recent Posts

Roper Center Awarded CoreTrustSeal Certification

 

We are pleased to announce the Roper Center has been awarded the CoreTrustSeal certification for 2017-2019. The CoreTrustSeal has been developed by the Data Seal […]

Exploring the Andrew Kohut Collection

When most people think about the Roper Center, they think data. While data and datasets are what the Center is about for the most part, there are collections at the Center […]

Responsibility, Overconfidence, & Intervention Efforts in the Age of Fake News

Who does the public hold accountable in the age of mass misinformation? What is being done now to deal with the problem? How can it be done better? […]