Digitizing the survey questionnaires and converting the data to modern formats will support new research and teaching by providing valuable insights on how the British public thought about key issues, personalities, and events, including the government, party leaders, international crises, and support for specific policies. The data also include insight into every-day activities, such as shopping, going on holiday, and seeing movies.
To date, this information has been lost to history, because only a small fraction of the original surveys have seen the light of day.
The project will convert approximately 700 of the 2,500 historical British surveys held in column binary format at the Roper Center. As part of the grant, British scholars, researchers, and citizens can suggest particular surveys to be converted. Send us your requests through the form button located below.