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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iPOLL questions on the enviroment

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Datasets on the environment

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Energy Solution or Accident Waiting to Happen? The Public and Nuclear Power

The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi revitalized the public debate over the value and safety of nuclear energy. Do Americans ...

An Enduring Concern, Light stays green for environmental protection

Public Perspective, September/October 2002. A neverending supply of environmental problems - publicized by media, with encouragement from environmental scientists and activists ...

What do Americans really think about the environment

Public Perspective, May/June 1990. Polling on environmental issues gives us a vivid reminder that poll results can as easily confuse ...
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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Energy and Climate Change in the 2016 Election

In 2016 the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research ...
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Climate Change in the American Mind

The March 2015 Climate Change in the American Mind study asks questions about global climate change issues, including its causes ...

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