On the Issues

Waco, Branch Davidians, and Changing Perceptions

Twenty-five years ago this week, federal and Texas state law officers laid siege to the Waco, TX Branch Davidian compound, where they believed cult members had been stockpiling weapons and children were being sexually abused.

Irish Peace and the Good Friday Agreement of 1998

The Good Friday Agreement of April 10, 1998 was an historic moment in the long Irish peace process.

50 Years After 1968

The year that rocked the world and changed the United States forever, 1968 is remembered as a time of societal divisions and cultural shifts.

Tensions with North Korea: The 1968 Pueblo Incident

Over the last few months, tensions between the United States and North Korea have been high. Fifty years ago, the two countries faced a crisis that found nearly half of the US public expecting war.

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?
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Center News

Metadata at Roper: Building Usability

Since moving to Cornell in late 2015, the Roper Center has been rebuilding its archival structure and replacing old systems with new technology.

1962 Roper Interviewers’ Handbook

Early polling researchers knew well that their data was only as good as their interviewers.

From the Archive

Spotlight on Philippines Data

In recent months, the Roper Center has begun to receive datasets from three new data providers in the Philippines.

Public Health in Low-Income Southern States

The Low-Income Southern States Survey series from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is now available in the archive.

Concerns of Rural America

In June 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation in partnership with The Washington Post released a poll of 1,686 national adults
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