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Kaiser Family Foundation: HIV/AIDS at 30

As the HIV/AIDS epidemic marked its thirtieth year, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a major national survey – their eighth on the topic since 1995 – to better understand the evolution of public opinion toward the disease and the national efforts to prevent and treat it.

Dataset Abstract: Kaiser Family Foundation 2011 Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS
Report: HIV/AIDS At 30 by the Kaiser Family Foundation
Toplines: HIV/AIDS At 30 by the Kaiser Family Foundation

Bureau of Applied Social Research

From 1940 to 1977, the Bureau of Applied Social Research conducted surveys on a wide range of social, professional, and academic issues. BASR was founded by Paul Lazarsfeld in 1937 as the Office of Radio Research.  In 1940, it became part of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Lazarsfeld was a pioneering sociologist whose work on social research methodology revolutionized the field. He has been referred to as the founder of modern empirical […]

Pew Forum 2010 Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Dataset

Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Between December 2008 and April 2009, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, with funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation, conducted a survey based on more than 25,000 face-to-face interviews in 19 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, regarding religious beliefs and practices. This survey gauged respondents’ knowledge of and attitudes toward other faiths. It assessed levels of political and economic satisfaction, concerns […]

KAPS: Family Planning Studies

In the 1960s and 70s, the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices studies surveyed women and men across the world about family planning, birth control, pregnancy, and sex. The majority of the samples are of women under the age of fifty, married women, and women living in cities and metropolitan areas.  The featured countries are Mexico, the United States, Israel, the Philippines, France, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Argentina, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Peru.

What is the ideal […]

NORC: The Early Years

The National Opinion Research Center is a non-profit organization associated with the University of Chicago. NORC has been conducting polls since 1941.  There are over 150 NORC polls from the 1940s and 1950s that document the public’s opinion about World War II, the Cold War, foreign policies, and a range of other topics.

Many of the World War II questions focus on the citizens in Axis countries.  Is it necessary to “hate” the enemies in order […]

2015 ORC/CNN Survey Datasets Available

Seven Opinion Research Corporation/Cable News Network (CNN) national studies conducted from June to December, 2015 are now available for download. These studies cover a wide range of topics including 2016 Presidential Election, International Affairs, Charleston Shooting, Race Relations, Vaccinations, ISIS and Gun Control. View the new ORC/CNN Polls.

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Roper Center at Cornell University

The Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, the world’s largest archive of public opinion data, is pleased to announce the selection of Cornell University as its new host institution.

“We are delighted that Cornell will be the center’s new home,” said Robert Y. Shapiro, chairman of the Roper board. “This move brings the nation’s leading archive of survey data to one of the nation’s great universities.”

The Roper Center at Cornell University […]

Tribute to Andrew Kohut

In the history and profession of public opinion research, Andrew Kohut stands out as one of its twentieth and twenty-first century leaders and institution builders.  His legacy is what he contributed on all fronts at the Gallup Organization, Times Mirror polling, Princeton Survey Research Associates, and the building of the Pew Research Center, all of which have advanced the tracking and analysis of public opinion in the United States and abroad, and contributed to the holdings at the Roper Center.  We are proud to have […]

Prescription Painkiller Abuse – HSPH/Boston Globe Poll

The CDC estimates that almost two million people abused painkillers in the year 2013, and everyday seven thousand people go to the emergency room for misusing these drugs. A new Harvard School of Public Health/Boston Globe asks questions about people’s opinions of and experiences with prescription painkiller abuse. Does prescription painkiller abuse lead to further drug use? Should insurance programs cover treatment programs? What are the causes of prescription painkiller abuse?

The data was collected from […]