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About Kathleen Weldon

Kathleen is Director of Member Relations and Communications for Roper. A graduate of Wesleyan University with a degree in English, she started her career in public opinion at Harvard designing surveys with media and foundation partners. Kathleen is a member of AAPOR.

Andrew Kohut Fellowship Program in Public Opinion & Survey Research

Cornell graduate students and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to the Andrew Kohut Fellowship Program in Public Opinion & Survey Research […]

NADDI 2017

Roper Center is proud to co-host the NADDI (North American Data Documentation Initiative) 2017 Conference at Cornell University. […]

Going to ACRL?

Going to the ACRL 2017 conference in Baltimore? We are! […]

Public Opinion and the Passage of the Medicare Bill

The early days of public opinion research captured Americans’ response to the first major efforts by the U.S. government to provide health care to its citizens, an undertaking that saw success in the passage of Medicare in 1965. […]

New Data Provider: Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP)

Roper Center is proud to announce that Centro de Estudios Públicos (Center of Public Studies) – CEP, a leading public opinion research organization in Chile, is now a data provider. […]

2017 Mitofsky Award: Call for Nominations

The 2017 Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research is an annual award of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University. […]

Most Important Problem Dataset

Colton Heffington, Brandon Beomseob Park and Laron K. Williams, 2017.

Public opinion researchers depend on certain questions as essential public opinion barometers, like presidential job approval or Bud Roper’s right-direction/wrong-track measure. Perhaps no other question is as often used to determine what is foremost in the minds of the public than the open-ended “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” […]

Presidential Transition in the Polls

The weeks between election and inauguration usually represent a honeymoon period in which the president-elect’s decisions are given good reviews by the American people. But this year is different. The first polls on Trump’s transition have appeared, and so far, public opinion is decidedly negative. […]

Polling and Pearl Harbor

The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 shocked the U.S. and sent the country into war. At the time, public opinion polling was in its infancy, and early polling organizations, including Roper, Gallup, and NORC, moved quickly to field questions about the public’s response. […]

New Data Provider: Public Opinion Programme at the University of Hong Kong (HKU POP)

The Public Opinion Programme at the University of Hong Kong (HKU POP) is now a Roper Center data provider. […]