Become a Member
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.
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 of over 710,000 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.
Limited membership provides the user with unlimited access to our data bank of over 710,000 polling questions, response results and even shareable charts offering top line results and, often, demographic cross tabs.
Limited access does not provide users with full study documentation (including complete datasets - with customize file format exports, all questions and response results, demographic cross tabs, custom and supplemental materials).
The annual rate for a limited membership is consistent across institutions of all sizes, and is spelled out in the section below.
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
Pricing listed below reflects discounts for check, cash or direct deposit and will be in effect from July 1, 2018 to June 31, 2019. Please contact Membership if you have any questions or wish to request a webinar, free trial or a membership agreement.
|Limited Membership||All question text and responses with topline results and charts. Study details, demographic cross tabs and public documentation when available. Personalized service.||$2,730|
|Full Membership||All questions, charts, cross tabs, study details datasets and documentation. Personalized service||See rates below|
|Doctoral Research Extensive *||$7,070||Commercial||$6,970|
|Doctoral Research Intensive *||$4,710||Government||$5,685|
|Bachelor's Degree||$2,110||Nonprofit (large **)||$5,740|
|Associate's Degree||$1,350||Nonprofit (small **)||$3,935|
* 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||$485||$645|
|Exit Polls - single national||$1,290||$1,716|
|Election Bundle - state and national polls for a select year||$4,820||$6,427|