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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 […]

Why You Should Make a Personalized Account

Being IP authenticated on your campus enables you to conduct some searches (like online stores let you shop without signing in), but using your personalized account permits you much greater access and the ability to utilize more tools.
Sign in to make use of these research tools—

Download datasets (it is required that the individual agree to the terms of responsible use to access data at this level)
Use RoperExplorer, an online data analysis tool to run crosstabs […]

Welcome American Viewpoint & Ohio Wesleyan University

Students, faculty, and staff at Ohio Wesleyan University and colleagues at American Viewpoint now have full access as members of the Roper Center. To access Roper Center resources from off-campus or see if your institution is a member, check out our List of Members page.

Welcome Middlebury College and Kent State University!

Students, faculty, and staff at Middlebury College and Kent State University now have full access as members of the Roper Center. To access Roper Center resources from off-campus or see if your institution is a member, check out our List of Members page.

In memoriam Jay Wilson

Roper Center has lost a great friend. William “Jay” Wilson, Roper Center Board Member and leader in the field of market research, died on March 22, 2015.

Jay Wilson was born in Minnesota in 1936. He attended Yale University and then Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, England, where he attained an M.A. degree-equivalent in Historical Studies. He also studied European economic and political institutions at the University of Vienna.  His father, Elmo “Budd” Wilson, was a prominent market […]

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.

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.”
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