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New Orleans: Recovery Status 10 Years After Katrina

photo by AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Niemi

In a 2015 survey of New Orleans residents (n=1,517) by the Kaiser Family Foundation and NPR, pollsters asked participants to share their opinions regarding the conditions in New Orleans and the ongoing rebuilding efforts a decade after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. […]

Native Americans: Debate Over the Washington Redskins’ Name Change

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In 2016, the Washington Post released the National Survey of Native Americans poll of an unusual sample of 504 Native American adults. This survey highlights the issues related to the professional football team in the Washington, D.C. metro area that calls itself the Washington Redskins. […]

Foreign Policy Data: American Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy

The Chicago Council Survey is a trusted and widely cited source of longitudinal data on American public opinion about a broad range of US foreign policy and international issues. […]

Most Important Problem Dataset

Colton Heffington, Brandon Beomseob Park and Laron K. Williams, 2017.

Public opinion researchers depend on certain questions as essential public opinion barometers, like presidential job approval or Bud Roper’s right-direction/wrong-track measure. Perhaps no other question is as often used to determine what is foremost in the minds of the public than the open-ended “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” […]

New Data Provider: Public Opinion Programme at the University of Hong Kong (HKU POP)

The Public Opinion Programme at the University of Hong Kong (HKU POP) is now a Roper Center data provider. […]

Presidential Approval: New tools

How does presidential approval in Barack Obama’s second term compared to that of George W. Bush? How about to Harry Truman? With the Roper Center’s newly redesigned Presidential Approval Ratings tool, users can easily create graphs to compare approval ratings of up to three presidents across their terms. […]

Poverty in America: AEI/LA Times Polls

In 1985, the late I. A. Lewis, director of the LA Times poll, and William Schneider produced a poll on attitudes toward poverty in America.  The survey included an oversample of individuals who were living in poverty according to federal government guidelines.   Questions delved deeply into beliefs about the causes of poverty, perceptions of the conditions in which the poor live, policy preferences for addressing poverty, and knowledge of the demographic make-up of the poor. The results […]

New Dataset: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2015 Annual American Survey

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs 2015 Annual American Survey was conducted by The GfK Group (GfK, formerly Knowledge Networks) using a sample from KnowledgePanel.  The study examines the attitudes and perceptions of Americans across a range of U.S. and international public policy issues. Topics include possible threats to the U.S. interests, such as Islamic terrorism, Russian territorial ambitions, China’s economic power, and North Korea’s nuclear program; the government’s preparedness to handle these threats; foreign policy goals […]

New to the Archive: AARP’s Brain Health Survey

AARP’s Fall 2015 Brain Health Survey  provides fascinating insights into what Americans believe affects mental sharpness and what actions they are taking to protect their own brain health. Are Americans worried about cognitive decline? Do they think there’s anything they can do to prevent it? Do they take vitamins, get exercise, or do puzzles to help their mental faculties? Do they talk to their doctors about these issues? Has someone close to them suffered from […]