Roper 2020 Topic Tracker: The Environment
The Roper 2020 Topic Tracker shows how many questions on each topic have been asked each week and how these numbers compare to 2016. Users can link directly to the actual questions and results from each 2020 Topic Chart. These are all questions from probability-based surveys that met the Longstanding Methods data acquisition guidelines and are included in the Roper archive.
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Why are there fewer survey questions in 2020 than 2016? Some differences result because of different amounts of attention to different issues. But most differences result because of changing survey methods. Although the number of public opinion surveys has increased over time, the Roper Topic Tracker focuses on probability-based surveys, which have actually been decreasing in frequency in recent years. For more on why, see here . To see Roper’s collection of non-probability samples and other recently developed methods, see here.