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Gallup 1958 Old Age Survey

Studies of people of extreme old age – centenarians and their comparatively youthful 90-something counterparts – have become common only in recent decades, as the number of people of exceptional longevity has increased dramatically. Research on these individuals has focused on their health and health-related behaviors and has been conducted primarily by gerontologists. But in 1958, the Gallup polling firm conducted one of the earliest studies of this population, an extensive survey of 402 people who reported their age as 95 or older.

This survey, available from the Roper Center, is unique not only in its sample population but in the depth and breadth of the topics covered, resulting in a dataset with over 1,400 variables. […]

US-Russia Survey: A Cross-Country Poll

In December 2017, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in partnership with the Yuri Levada Analytical Center released the 2017 US-Russia Survey, a cross-country poll of adults in Russia and the United States. […]

1968 in Datasets

Datasets from 1968 reflected the concerns of the day. At the national level, Gallup polls covered public attitudes on the biggest stories in the news […]

Puerto Rico’s Recovery After Hurricane Maria

In October 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a survey exploring Americans’ knowledge and views regarding Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico. […]

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 […]

Long-Term Care in America: Who Should Bear the Responsibilities & Costs of Care

Source: AP-NORC

In March 2017, the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted a survey of 1,341 Americans, including an oversample of Hispanic adults, ages 40 and over. […]

Opinions on the 2017 Women’s Marches

Women’s March on Washington (image source: Washington Post)

Women’s Marches, a new dataset addition to the archive from the Washington Post, offers valuable insight into the public reaction to last year’s women’s protest marches. […]

End-of-Life Medical Care: A Cross-Country Poll

In April 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation in partnership with The Economist released the End-of-Life Medical Care poll, […]