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2014 Congressional Election Surveys

These fourteen polls of eleven different states asked voters their intentions in the 2014 congressional elections.  This includes questions about strength of candidate preference, opinion of Senate candidates, and in some states, governor candidate preferences.  The surveys also asks respondents how they think Barack Obama is doing his job, making for potentially interesting comparisons between presidential ratings and Senate candidate preferences.

The data was collected from August 22nd – October 30th, 2014 with sample sizes of […]

Pew Research Center’s 2013 Survey of LGBT Adults

The Roper Center is pleased to announce the release of the Pew Research Center Poll: 2013 Survey of LGBT Adults. This dataset, originally published in April 2013, features a sample of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans and contains questions on topics related to their sexual orientation and identity. The survey includes questions regarding respondents’ coming out experiences, observations on societal acceptance of the LGBT community, and discrimination due to sexual preference. This data provides […]

2013 Pew Research Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Race Survey

Discover America’s opinions on the progress of racial equality in the Pew Research Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Race Survey dataset.  Conducted by the Pew Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project, the survey asks how much progress the United States has made toward the goals of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and how much further work is needed to achieve his dream.  Other questions include how various racial groups get along in society, how […]

2013 America’s Place in the World Poll

Explore the Pew Research Center and Council of Foreign Relations’ “America’s Place in the World” poll dataset.  This survey deals with foreign and domestic policy issues, perceptions of  which countries are most dangerous, public health problems, and terrorism.  The global role of the United States abroad is examined, including in military, economic, and political capacities.  How comfortable would Americans be with competing superpowers?  Does the U.S. do too much in solving world problems?  Approval of […]

Data Set Released for “Medication Adherence in America: A National Report Card 2013”

The Roper Center is pleased to announce the release of the dataset for the National Community Pharmacists Association’s Medication Adherence in America: A National Report Card 2013. In addition to establishing non-adherence levels, the survey, originally publicly released in June, 2013 and produced for the NCPA by Langer Research Associates, identifies the key predictors of patients’ compliance with their medication instructions, including having a personal connection with pharmacy staff, affordability, continuity in health care, presence of side effects and awareness […]

The Miller Lite Report on American Attitudes Toward Sports

How important is it that girls, and boys, participate in sports growing up?  When children compete in sports, do they argue with the coaches or referees?  Does watching sports bring families closer together?  Do sports reduce a woman’s femininity?  This Miller Lite Report asks a wide range questions about sports and athleticism of unusual samples of people with different types of engagement in the world of sports.  Writers, doctors, broadcasters, coaches, and the general public […]

Communism, Conformity, and Civil Liberties Poll

How soon will World War III break out?  Can communists be stopped from taking over the world?  Should people with dangerous ideas be allowed to speak freely?  What types of people are the most likely to be communists?  This Gallup Organization and National Opinion Research Center Communism, Conformity & Civil Liberties survey dataset asks extensive questions about these Cold War concerns of a national adult sample, as well as a sample of leaders.  Further topics […]

1969 Gallup/Newsweek Poll of Black Americans

Conducted nearly five years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, this Gallup/Newsweek Poll of black Americans asks a broad range of questions on topics from police brutality to the Vietnam War to Martin Luther King’s assassination.  Racial topics include the problems faced by black Americans, racial equality, interactions with white people, and personal involvement in protests. There are also several black culture questions about hair and clothing styles, whether or not black […]