The Roper Center collection contains public opinion data on an extremely wide range of topics. Topics at a Glance offers users prepared iPOLL and dataset searches, issue briefs, featured dataset descriptions, and charts and graphics on some of the most popular subject areas.

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Earthquake devastates Haiti

iPOLL questions on disasters

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Hurricane Katrina

Datasets on disasters

More resources on hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake, tsunami, and plane disaster issues from the archive.

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Rebuilding after disasters

Rebuilding after Disasters: The Public’s View

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the rebuilding continues. Indeed, rebuilding carries on in communities all over the country – in ...
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crash

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

The tragic crash in eastern Ukraine of Malaysia Airline Flight 17, a Boeing 777 carrying 298 people, marks the second ...
Exxon Valdez oil spill

Progress Since the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill?

Monday, March 24, 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of one of the worst environmental disasters in America's history. The oil ...

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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 ...

New Orleans: Recovery Status 10 Years After Katrina

In a 2015 survey of New Orleans residents (n=1,517) by the Kaiser Family Foundation and NPR, pollsters asked participants to ...
Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

Hurricane Katrina: A Look Back

Hurricane Katrina was one of the most deadly, costly, and destructive storms in U.S. history. A decade later, people impacted ...

Two Years after Super Storm Sandy

A new study, conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, shows residents of twelve neighborhoods hit by ...

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