This is a bibliography of publications that use data from the Roper Center. Some cite information on overall responses obtained from iPOLL; some are based on individual-level analyses of datasets held by the Roper Center, and others use our Presidential approval series or other indexes constructed from Roper Center data.
This bibliography is limited to research articles, and does not include opinion pieces, news stories, or articles in popular magazines. It also does not include publications that use only the General Social Survey (although some use the GSS in addition to other Roper Center data); a bibliography of publications using the GSS can be found on the GSS Data and Information Retrieval System (GSSDIRS) site. At this time, the bibliography does not include books.
Finally, if you have used Roper Center data in publications, please help us make this bibliography more complete by sending the citations and if possible a copy of the articles as well (in either paper or electronic form).
Leahy, Peter J., and Allan Mazur. 1980. “The Rise and Fall of Public Opposition in Specific Social Movements.” Social Studies of Science 10:259-284.
Ladd, Everett Carll. 1981. “The Brittle Mandate: Electoral Dealignment and the 1980 Presidential Election.” Political Science Quarterly 96:1-25.
Nelsen, Hart M. 1981. “Life without Afterlife: Toward Congruency of Belief across Generations.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:109-118.
Russett, Bruce, and Donald R. Deluca. 1981. “Don’t Tread on Me”: Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in the Eighties.” Political Science Quarterly 96:381-399.
Daniels, Mark R., Robert Darcy, and Joseph W. Westphal. 1982. “The ERA Won. At Least in the Opinion Polls.” PS 15:578-584.
Donohue, Kevin C., and Robert G. Ryder. 1982. “A Methodological Note on Marital Satisfaction and Social Variables.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 44:743-747.
Eldersveld, Samuel J. Political Parties in American Society. New York: Basic Books,1982.
Fischer, Stanley, and John Huizinga. 1982. “Inflation, Unemployment, and Public Opinion Polls.” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 14:1-19.
Glenn, Norval D., and Charles N. Weaver. 1982. “Enjoyment of Work by Full-Time Workers in the U.S., 1955 and 1980.” Public Opinion Quarterly 46:459-470.
Henshaw, Stanley K., and Greg Martire. 1982. “Morality and Legality.” Family Planning Perspectives 14:53-55+59-60.
Kleppner, Paul. 1983. “Voters and Parties in the Western States, 1876-1900.” The Western Historical Quarterly 14:49-68.
Kramer, Bernard W., S. Michael Kalick, and Michael Milburn. 1983. “Attitudes Toward Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear War: 1945-82.” Journal of Social Issues 39:7-24.
Schuman, Howard, and Jacob Ludwig. 1983. “The Norm of Even-Handedness in Surveys as in Life.” American Sociological Review 48:112-120.
Wattier, Mark J. 1983. “Ideological Voting in 1980 Republican Presidential Primaries.” The Journal of Politics 45:1016-1026.
Beck, Paul Allen. 1984. “Young vs. Old in 1984: Generations and Life Stages in Presidential Nomination Politics.” PS 17:515-524.
Blinder, Alan S., and Douglas Holtz-Eakin. 1984. “Public Opinion and the Balanced Budget.”The American Economic Review 74:144-149.
Keller, Edward B. 1984. “The Public and the Arts.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 471:34-44.
Presser, Stanley. 1984. “Is Inaccuracy on Factual Survey Items Item-Specific or Respondent-Specific?” Public Opinion Quarterly 48:344-355.
Short, James F., Jr. 1984. “The Social Fabric at Risk: Toward the Social Transformation of Risk Analysis.” American Sociological Review 49:711-725.
Shapiro, Robert Y., and Tom W. Smith. 1985. “The Polls: Social Security.” Public Opinion Quarterly 49:561-572.
Smith, Tom W. 1985. “The Polls: America’s Most Important Problems Part I: National and International.” Public Opinion Quarterly 49:264-274.
Smith, Tom W. 1985. “The Polls: America’s Most Important Problems Part II: Regional, Community, and Personal.” Public Opinion Quarterly 49:403-410.
Weil, Frederick D. 1985. “The Variable Effects of Education on Liberal Attitudes: A Comparative- Historical Analysis of Anti-Semitism Using Public Opinion Survey Data.”American Sociological Review 50:458-474.
Abrahamson, Mark, and Valerie J. Carter. 1986. “Tolerance, Urbanism and Region.” American Sociological Review 51:287-294.
Gillroy, John M., and Robert Y. Shapiro. 1986. “The Polls: Environmental Protection.” Public Opinion Quarterly 50:270-279.
Graham, Thomas W., and Bernard M. Kramer. 1986. “The Polls: ABM and Star Wars: Attitudes Toward Nuclear Defense, 1945-1985.” Public Opinion Quarterly 50:125-134.
Harwood, Edwin. 1986. “American Public Opinion and U. S. Immigration Policy.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 487:201-212.
Monroe, Kristen, and Lynda Erickson. 1986. “The Economy and Political Support: The Canadian Case.” The Journal of Politics 48:616-647.
Moughrabi, Fouad. 1986. “American Public Opinion and the Palestine Question.” Journal of Palestine Studies 15:56-75.
Paterson, Thomas G., and William J. Brophy. 1986. “October Missiles and November Elections: The Cuban Missile Crisis and American Politics, 1962.” The Journal of American History 73:87-119.
Shapiro, Robert Y., and John T. Young. 1986. “The Polls: Medical Care in the United States.“Public Opinion Quarterly 50:418-428.
Hawthorne, Michael R., and John E. Jackson. 1987. “The Individual Political Economy of Federal Tax Policy.” The American Political Science Review 81:757-774.
Hout, Michael, and Andrew M. Greeley. 1987. “The Center Doesn’t Hold: Church Attendance in the United States, 1940-1984.” American Sociological Review 52:325-345.
Hunter, James Davison. 1987. “Religious Elites in Advanced Industrial Society.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 29:360-374.
Smith III, Ted J., and J. Michael Hogan. 1987. “Public Opinion and the Panama Canal Treaties of 1977.” Public Opinion Quarterly 51:5-30.
Levin, Richard C., Alvin K. Klevorick, Richard R. Nelson, Sidney G. Winter, Richard Gilbert, and Zvi Griliches. 1987. “Appropriating the Returns from Industrial Research and Development.”Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 1987:783-831.
Mason, Karen Oppenheim, and Anju Malhotra Taj. 1987. “Differences between Women’s and Men’s Reproductive Goals in Developing Countries.” Population and Development Review13:611-638.
Russett, Bruce, and Miles Lackey. 1987. “In the Shadow of the Cloud: If There’s No Tomorrow, Why Save Today?” Political Science Quarterly 102:259-272.
Shapiro, Robert Y., Kelly D. Patterson, Judith Russell, and John T. Young. 1987. “Public Assistance.” Public Opinion Quarterly 51:120-130.
Shapiro, Robert Y., Kelly D. Patterson, Judith Russell, and John T. Young. 1987. “A Report: Employment and Social Welfare.” Public Opinion Quarterly 51:268-281.
Singer, Eleanor, Theresa F. Rogers, and Mary Corcoran. 1987. “A Report: AIDS.” Public Opinion Quarterly 51:580-595.
Smith, Tom W. 1987. “A Review: The Use of Public Opinion Data by the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography.” Public Opinion Quarterly 51:249-267.
Smith, Tom W. 1987. “The Art of Asking Questions, 1936-1985.” Public Opinion Quarterly 51:S95-S108.
Weil, Frederick D. 1987. “Cohorts, Regimes, and the Legitimation of Democracy: West Germany Since 1945.” American Sociological Review 52:308-324.
Dyer, James A., Arnold Vedlitz, and David B. Hill. 1988. “New Voters, Switchers, and Political Party Realignment in Texas.” The Western Political Quarterly 41:155-167.
Geer, John G. 1988. “Assessing the Representativeness of Electorates in Presidential Primaries.” American Journal of Political Science 32:929-945.
Geyer, Anne E., and Robert Y. Shapiro. 1988. “A Report: Human Rights.” Public Opinion Quarterly 52:386-398.
Henshaw, Stanley K., and Jane Silverman. 1988. “The Characteristics and Prior Contraceptive Use of U.S. Abortion Patients.” Family Planning Perspectives 20:158-159+162-168.
Kenney, Patrick J., and Tom W. Rice. 1988. “The Evaporating Independents: Removing the “Independent” Option From the NES Party Identification Question.” Public Opinion Quarterly 52:231-239.
Mueller, John. 1988. “Trends in Political Tolerance.” Public Opinion Quarterly 52:1-25.
Squire, Peverill. 1988. “Why the 1936 Literary Digest Poll Failed.” Public Opinion Quarterly52:125-133.
Wuthnow, Robert, and Clifford Nass. 1988. “Government Activity and Civil Privatism: Evidence from Voluntary Church Membership.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:157-174.
Barbezat, Debra A. 1989. “The Effect of Collective Bargaining on Salaries in Higher Education.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 42:443-455.
Dearing, James W. 1989. “Setting the Polling Agenda for the Issue of AIDS.” Public Opinion Quarterly 53:309-329.
John, Kenneth E. 1989. “A Report: 1980-1988 New Hampshire Presidential Primary Polls.“Public Opinion Quarterly 53:590-605.
Lerner, Robert, Althea K. Nagai, and Stanley Rothman. 1989. “Marginality and Liberalism Among Jewish Elites.” Public Opinion Quarterly 53:330-352.
Modell, John, Marc Goulden, and Sigurdur Magnusson. 1989. “World War II in the Lives of Black Americans: Some Findings and Interpretation.” The Journal of American History 76:838-848.
Sobel, Richard. 1989. “A Report: Public Opinion About United States Intervention in El Salvador and Nicaragua.” Public Opinion Quarterly 53:114-128.
Weil, Frederick D. 1989. “The Sources and Structure of Legitimation in Western Democracies: A Consolidated Model Tested with Time-Series Data in Six Countries Since World War II.”American Sociological Review 54:682-706.