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Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to the new Roper Center website! In addition to the new look and feel, the site offers a number of new features for users. Dataset Collections offers an overview of our holdings and highlights some of the unique dataset collections to be found in the archive. Data Provider pages offer information about the collection from each of our data providers, including the number of polls, years represented, recent acquisitions, co-sponsors, and background on the organization […]

Roper Center will be moving its base of operations

This year the Roper Center will be moving its base of operations from the University of Connecticut, where it has resided for the past 37 years. The Roper Center Board of Directors is currently reviewing a number of excellent proposals for a new partnership committed to continuing the Center’s core mission of preserving, curating, growing and disseminating its holdings; carefully documenting datasets using the best archival and industry standards; maintaining its data in current, easily […]

Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2015

Member Representatives Take Note! Effective July 1, 2015, membership fees will reflect a slight increase of about 1.5%. Visit it the Fees for Membership, iPOLL and Datasets page for the rates effective July 1st.

Terms & Conditions Update 2015

In January, we informed our members that the end-user  Terms & Conditions were going to have some modest changes.  We would like to you to have an opportunity to review these terms before they go into effect in April 2015.  View new Terms & Conditions effective 4/10/2015.

APSA Teaching and Learning Conference 2015

We will be at American Political Science Association’s Teaching and Learning conference January 16-18th, in Washington DC and we hope to see you there! Send Lois an email if you would like to set up a time to talk about an upcoming research project, how you use Roper Center data in teaching, or the availability of Roper Center resources at your institution. 

Roper Center Invites Hosting Proposals

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is moving its world-class archive of public opinion surveys to a new base of operations, the Center’s Board of Directors announced Monday. There will be no break in service for providers or members.
“After a 40-year tenure at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, we’re looking forward to a bright future under a new operating relationship,” Board Chairman Robert Shapiro said. “Our growing revenues, burgeoning membership and 501(c)3 non-profit status position us well for the transition ahead.”

Member Agreements Require Signatures of Top Officials

Attention Roper Center Representatives! With this year’s renewal, there is a new Membership Agreement for academic institutions that requires an authorized signature of an official with a title of Vice President/Provost for Research or the College/University, Provost, Chancellor, or University President or Counsel.

Non-academic Membership Agreements must now have an authorized signature of an official with a title of President, Vice President or Institutional Legal Counsel.

Roper Center receives 2008 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

The Roper Center is delighted to announce that the iPOLL database has been named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

More than 7,000 titles were reviewed by Choice in 2008 and only 50 electronic resources were selected for inclusion on the OAT list for the year. The reviewer had this to say about the iPOLL database:
Simply put no other […]