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.

More resources on business, employment, and the economy from the archive.

Interpretive analysis

Cartoon of rich man diving into pool of money

If I Were a Rich Man: Public Attitudes About Wealth and Taxes

In his State of the Union address President Obama called for tax increases for the wealthiest Americans. Does the public ...
Dollar bills with the words Taxes and spending

In the Balance: The Public, the Budget and the Deficit

Recent news on the federal budget deficit has been unusually positive: the deficit is shrinking. Some economists on the left ...
Cutting through the noise

Cutting through the Noise

Public Perspective, March April 2003. The UBS Index of Investor Optimism -  The world is full of financial information ...
Everything's different nothing's changed

Everything’s Different, Nothing’s Changed

Public Perspective, January/February 2002. The immeasurable tragedy of September 11, 2001, and the events that followed, mean that everything has ...
It the economy is so good

If the Economy Is So Good

Public Perspective, December/January 1998. Politicians, economists and journalists alike rave about the economy recovery the U.S. has enjoyed in the ...

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UBS Index of Investor Optimism

UBS Index of Investor Optimism, 1996-2007

Introduction Survey Methodology Download Documentation Data Files Indices Defined Related Links The Roper Center archives the entire collection of the UBS Index of Investor Optimism studies. A joint effort of UBS and the Gallup Organization, the UBS Index of Investor Optimism is the only ongoing survey of investor outlook in the ...
ABC News/Washington Post polls

ABC News/Washington Post Poll Update

Six ABC News/Washington Post polls conducted from May, 2014-January, 2015 are now available for download. These studies cover topics including ...
Siena College logo

2014 Siena Research Institute Data Available

Eleven new 2014 Siena Research Institute studies are now available. Siena Research Institute at Siena College conducts regional, statewide and ...
Homeless man

2001 Poverty in America Poll

The 2001 Poverty in America poll was conducted by ICR for the National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and ...

Charts & graphics