The Roper Center offers several different membership options, all of which support the work that we do. We have nearly 300 members, from individuals to large commercial organizations and higher education institutions and we thank them all for their continued support. To accommodate individuals, small polling firms, researchers at academic institutions, corporations, non-profits, think tanks, media outlets and government agencies, we offer cost-effective variable pricing based on membership types.
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Types of Membership
Full membership is by far our most popular subscription level. Full membership provides the user with unlimited access to our data bank (now approaching 800,000 polling questions), response results and even shareable charts offering top line results and, often, demographic cross tabs. In addition, full membership also includes access to full study documentation (including complete datasets - with multiple file format exports, all questions and response results, demographic cross tabs, custom and supplemental materials).
Subscription rates are tiered based on academic and non-academic categories and follow a tiered pricing structure, as seen below in the next section.
Standard membership provides the user with unlimited access to our data bank (now approaching 800,000 polling questions), response results and even shareable charts offering top line results and, often, demographic cross tabs.
Standard access does not provide users with full study documentation (including complete datasets - with customized file format exports, all questions and response results, demographic cross tabs, custom and supplemental materials).
Standard membership subscription rates are differentiated based on academic and non-academic categories and follow a tiered pricing structure, as seen below in the next section.
Individuals who rarely require more than one or two datasets over a long period of time may prefer to purchase such access on an “as needed” basis. Single datasets may be acquired or in the case of the National Election Pool’s Exit Polls, bundled packages are available. Non-members who subscribe to iPOLL with a single user license may also purchase access to individual datasets at a per-study fee.
For those researchers who need extra support, the “researcher for hire” option is available. Custom research services are available for projects that do not require a fast turnaround. Research staff provide a cost quotation prior to engaging in the project.
Support services to non-members or in excess of customary member
services will be billed at $150/hr and may include:
- Custom searches
- Data processing
- Data conversion
- Other services
Determine Proper Subscription Pricing
To help alleviate financial strain for our supporting members in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, membership rates will remain flat for the 2021 fiscal year. We will also apply the 5% discount for check, cash or direct deposit (already reflected in the prices below) to credit card payments through June 30, 2021.
Please contact Membership if you have any questions or wish to request a webinar, free trial or a membership agreement.
|Full Membership||All questions, charts, cross tabs, study details datasets and documentation. Access to USIA report collection. Personalized service.||See rates below|
|Standard Membership||All question text and responses with top line results and charts. Study details, demographic cross tabs and public documentation when available. Personalized service.||See rates below|
|Academic-Full Membership||Affiliate-Full Membership|
|Doctoral Research Extensive *||$7,280||Commercial||$7,250|
|Doctoral Research Intensive *||$4,900||Government||$5,900|
|Bachelor's Degree||$2,175||Nonprofit (large **)||$5,975|
|Associate's Degree||$1,390||Nonprofit (small **)||$4,050|
|Academic-Standard Membership||Affiliate-Standard Membership|
|Doctoral Research Extensive *||$5,800||Commercial||$5,800|
|Doctoral Research Intensive *||$3,900||Government||$4,700|
|Bachelor's Degree||$1,700||Nonprofit (large **)||$4,750|
|Associate's Degree||$1,100||Nonprofit (small **)||$3,200|
* Institutions considered Doctoral Research Extensive grant more than 50 PhDs each year. Doctoral Research Intensive grant 50 or fewer PhDs in a single year.
** Nonprofits with more than 30 employees are considered large whereas those with 30 or fewer employees are considered small.
|Poll and Dataset Downloads||Academic||Affiliate|
|Exit Polls - single state||$500||$670|
|Exit Polls - single national||$1,350||$1,785|
|Election Bundle - state and national polls for a select year||$5,000||$6,685|