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U.S. State Collection

The Roper Center at Cornell University is proud to announce a new initiative to make questions from U.S. state-level polls available in the Roper iPoll database.  

In response to the American Association for Public Opinion Research’s call for the polling community to invest more resources in studying and improving U.S. state polling, the Roper Center has created the U.S. State Collection to aid this research by making thousands of questions easily accessible and by including detailed methodological information, such as exact question wording, sample size, and survey method.

View a short video on the collection here on YouTube.

The new question database includes state polls from major national polling organizations and some of the oldest and most respected state-level polling series. The U.S. State Collection currently includes several thousand questions from polls of recent years and is growing daily as questions are added from both newly released state polls and Roper’s historical dataset collection. The historical dataset collection holds over 4,000 U.S. state polling datasets dating back to 1940, including Archibald Crossley’s seminal 1944 election polls, Joe Belden’s Texas Poll, Mervyn Field’s California Poll, the Iowa Poll, the Los Angeles Times Poll, and state exit polls back to 1978. The collection will ultimately contain more than 100,000 questions.

The new U.S. State Collection includes polls from both the Longstanding Methods Collection and the Recently Developed Methods Collection to better support essential research into survey methodology at the state level. A partial list of organizations to be represented in the State of the U.S. States Collection includes:

OrganizationOrgs cont.
ABC NewsMinnesota Star Tribune
AP VotecastMonmouth University
CBS NewsNational Election Pool/Edison Research
Eagleton (Rutgers)Quinnipiac University
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversitySiena College
GallupSuffolk University
Glengariff GroupStockton University
Harvard Opinion Research ProgramThe Upshot
Kaiser Family FoundationUniversity of Maryland
Marquette Law PollUSA Today
Marist CollegeVanderbilt University Poll
MassIncThe Wason Center
Middle Tennessee State UniversityWashington Post

Roper Center invites all polling organizations conducting polls at the state level to submit their data to the State Collection. Contact

Using the search homepage in Roper iPoll, users can select which states and/or the District of Columbia they would like to include in their search (be sure to click “Additional Search Filters”).

state data

 For further information on this collection please contact Data Services.

Also included in this collection are a large number of state-level surveys still in paper formats. Highlights include polls on anti-semitism in rural Iowa and Nebraska, gambling in Connecticut, and a 1993 study of racial views in North Carolina. Contact Data Services if you are interested in learning more about the surveys in the table below.


1Alabama1980-2008:Alabama State Data Center
Capstone Poll: 1980-87
Hastings-Wyman's Southern Political Report (mostly 1990s-2008)
2Alaska1978-2011Education Choice, AK Permanent Fund, Cold War, medical marijuana, elections
3Arizona1978-2004Title: ABC News-Behavorial Research Center: 1987
Mostly Rocky Mountain Polls 1978-1990
4Arizona1990-1998Title: Behavioral Research Center: 1991-1998
Mostly Rocky Mountain Polls 1991-1998
5Arizona1999-2001Title: Behavioral Research Center: 1999-2001
Mostly Rocky Mountain Polls 1999-2001
6Arizona2001-2003Title: Behavioral Research Center: 2001-2003
Mostly Rocky Mountain Polls 2001-2003
7Arizona2003-2006Title: Behavioral Research Center: 2003-2006
Mostly Rocky Mountain Polls 2003-2006
8Arizona2007-2012Title: Behavioral Research Center: 2007-present
Mostly Rocky Mountain Polls 2007-2012
9Arizona1990-2012Title: CNN-Zogby International
Assorted polls: political, economic, race, et al
10Arkansas1980-2009Title: Arkansas Journal-Zogby
Assorted; many from Southern Political Report,
most from 2000s
11California1979-2012Title: ABC News-E; CA Opinion Index (1979-2004)
Recall Election 2003
12California1960-1968Title: Field Institute, 10/3/60-10/31/68
The CA Poll (Yale U.)/Field Research Company
13California1969-1074Title: Field Institute, 2/5/69-11/19/74
The CA Poll (Yale U.)/Field Research Company
14California1974-1977Title: Field Institute, 12/7/74-11/15/77
The CA Poll (Yale U.)/Field Research Company
Special studies (1977): economic growth,
environment, energy
15California1978Title: CA Field Institute, 1978
Mostly the CA Poll
16California1979-1980Title: CA Field Institute, 1979-1980
Mostly the CA Poll
17California1981-1984Title: CA Field Institute, 1981-1984
All CA Poll
18California1985-1986Title: CA Field Institute, 1985-1986
Mostly the CA Poll
CA general election poll (1986)
19California1987-1990Title: Field Institute, 1987-1990
All CA Poll
20California1991-1993Title: Field Institute, 1991-1993
All CA Poll
21California1994-1996Title: Field Institute, 1994-1996
Field Poll & CA Poll
22California1997-2001Title: Field Institute, 1997-2001
Field Poll & CA Poll
23California2001-2004Title: Field Institute, 2001-May 2004
Field Poll December 2001-May 2004
24California2004-2006Title: Field Institute, July 2004-September 2006
Assorted Field Polls/Research
25California2006-2009Title: Field Institute, October 2006-2009
Assorted Field Polls/Research
26California2010-2012Title: Field Institute, 2010-July 2012
Assorted Field Polls/Research
27California2012-2013Title: Field Institute, 2012-present (February 2013)
Assorted Field Polls/Research
28California1991-2001Title: Gallup-Kaiser Family Foundation
Assorted polls
29California1981-2005Title: Kaplan-Lieberman Research Worldwide
Assorted polls
30California1982-1985Title: LA Times, 1982-1985
LA Times polls
31California1986-1997Title: LA Times, 1986-1997
LA Times polls
32California1997-2003Title: LA Times, 1997-2003
LA Times polls
33California2004-2008Title: LA Times, 2004-present
LA Times polls
34California1978-2010Title: ORC-Zogby International
Assorted polls: mostly 1990s-2010
35Colorado1987-2012Title: Ciruli Association-Zogby International
Assorted--mostly elections/politics
36Connecticut1977-2006Title: ABC News-Connecticut Business &
Industry Association
Assorted polls; large study on gambling 1977
37Connecticut1979-1981Title: Connecticut Poll/ISI, 1979-1981
Includes a lot of SSDC at UConn
38Connecticut1982-1984Title: ConnPoll/ISI 1982
39Connecticut1983-1986Title: ConnPoll/ISI 1983-1985
40Connecticut1987-1988Title: ConnPoll/ISI 1987-1988
41Connecticut1989Title: ConnPoll/ISI 1989
42Connecticut1990-1992Title: ConnPoll/ISI 1990
43Connecticut1992-1994Title: ConnPoll/ISI 1992-1994
44Connecticut1995-1997Title: ConnPoll/ISI 1995-1997
45Connecticut1998-2002Title: ConnPoll/ISI 1995-1998
46Connecticut2000-2008Title: Council for Survey Research
& Analysis (CSRA)
47Connecticut1984-2010Title: Gallup-Quinnipiac 2002
Assorted topics
48Connecticut2003-2010Title: Quinnipiac 2003-July 2010
Assorted topics
49Connecticut1985-2013Title: Quinnipiac-Zogby
Quinnipiac mostly 2010-2013
Zogby 1999-2006; Report on Education (1985)
50Delaware1981-2010Title: ABC News-SPINA/Delaware State University
Mostly 1999-2010; includes 1985 report on
"Mood of the Public" in DE by Professor Spina
51DC1996-2012Various topics, includes many articles from the
Washington Post
52Florida1985-2012Title: CBS/NYT-Florida State Univ. 1985
Includes 1986 General Election Poll and
many copies of Florida Public Opinion (1985-87)
53Florida1986-2004Title: FSU-Gallup Organization 1986
Gallup mostly 2003-04; half of box contains
Florida Annual Policy Surveys (1986-94)
54Florida1982-2012Title: Greenberg Quinlan Rosner-NY Times
Assorted polls, clippings, reports
55Florida1978-2012Title: ORC-Zogby International
Mostly 1995-2012; includes clippings (& entire
editions) of St. Petersburg Times (1978-79)
56Georgia1985-2007Title: Atlanta Journal-Rasmussen Research
57Georgia1984-2008Title: Univ. of Georgia-Zogby International
Assorted polls
58Hawaii1999-2011Title: Kaiser-Woelfel Research
59Idaho1997-2011Title: Mellman-Univ. of Wyoming
60Illinois1980-2006Title: AARP-McLaughlin & Associates
Half of box contains 1986 General Election Poll
61Illinois1984-2010Title: Northern Illinois Univ.-Zogby International
Half of box contains Illinois Policy Surveys (1984-93)
62Indiana1985-2010Title: ABC-Zogby International
63Iowa1977-2011Title: ABC News-Des Moines Register &
Tribune Co. 1977; Half of box contains
Iowa Poll Releases (1977-84)
64Iowa1982-1997Title: Des Moines Register & Tribune Co. 1982
Iowa Poll Annual Reports (plastic comb bindings)
65Iowa1985-2012Title: Des Moines Register & Tribune Co. 1985-
Mason-Dixon Poll; half of box contains Iowa Poll Releases (1985-94);
also includes study of anti-semitism in rural Iowa and Nebraska (1986)
66Iowa1986-2011Title: NBC News-Zogby International
A third of box contains 1986 General Election Poll
67Kansas1980-1999Title: Rasmussen-Wallace Farmer Opinion Polls
2 folders-mostly Wallace Farmer Polls (1980-83)
68Kentucky1993-2006Title: Hastings-Zogby International
Mostly Southern Political Reports
69Louisiana1991-2012Title: ABC News-Hastings Wyman's
Mostly Hastings Wyman's Southern Political Reports
Some ABC & CBS
70Louisiana1976-2012Title: ICR-Zogby
A good bit of University of New Orleans Polls
71Maine1990-2009Title: Human Services Development Institute-
Zogby International
72Maryland1978-2013Title: Baltimore Sun-Zogby International
Includes large folder with Baltimore Sun clippings
73Massachusetts1987-2012Title: Boston Globe-KRC Communications Research
74Massachusetts1979-2012Title: New England Institute for Political Research-Zogby
75Michigan1980-2012Title: AARP-Epic/MRA 2005; Mostly reports
76Michigan1986-2012Title: Epic/MRA 2006-Zogby
Includes 1986 general election poll
77Minnesota1947-2006Title: Fabrizio, McLaughlin, & Associates, Inc.-
Minnesota Poll 1947; post-WWII clippings
78Minnesota1981-1987Title: Minnesota Poll Poll 1981-1997
79Minnesota1997-2009Title: Minnesota Poll Poll 1997-Zogby
80Mississippi1981-2012Title: Edison Media Research-Rasmussen Research
mostly late 1990s-2012; 1981 poll
of political attitudes in Mississippi
81Missouri1967-2006Title: ABC News-Zogby International
includes 1977 poll that shows Missouri support for
nuclear energy; 1967 Missouri Poll
82Montana1989-2011Title: ABC News-Zogby  
83Nebraska1986-2011Title: ABC-Rasmussen Research
84Nevada1988-2012Title: AARP-Zogby; Mostly 1999-2012
85New Hampshire1988-2005Title: AARP-Franklin Pierce College/WNDS Poll
86New Hampshire1988-2012Title: Gallup Organization-Suffolk University
Many primary polls
87New Hampshire1987-2012Title: Time-Zogby
88New Jersey1977-2009Title: ABC News-Eagleton/Star Ledger 1977-1984
89New Jersey1985-1993Title: Eagleton/Star Ledger 1985-1993
poll releases
90New Jersey1988-1995Title: Eagleton/Star Ledger 1988-1995
polls & questionnaires
91New Jersey1996-2000Title: Eagleton/Star Ledger 1996-2000
polls & reports
92New Jersey2001-2012Title: Eagleton/Star Ledger 2001-2004
includes 2012 folder on "Superstorm Sandy"
93New Jersey2001-2009Title: Gallup-Monmouth University Polling Institute 2008
94New Jersey2009-2013Title: Gallup-Monmouth University Polling
Institute 2009-2013
95New Jersey1985-2006New York Times-Zogby International
96New Mexico  &
New York
1980-2012 1988-2012Title: New York AARP-CBS News
mostly New York material (90%)
97New York1980-2010Title: City Exit-Ipsos
Includes polls on healthcare (1985) &
teen pregnancy (1988)
98New York1988-1999Title: LA Times-Marist 1999; mostly Marist Polls
99New York2002-2009Title: Marist College 2000-October 2009
All Marist Institute for Public Opinion
100New York2009-2011Title: Marist College November 2009-July 2011
All Marist Institute for Public Opinion
101New York2011-2013Title: Marist College September 2011-present
All Marist Institute for Public Opinion
102New York1998-2010Title: Miscellaneous-ORC
Includes large folder of 1990 NY Observer poll
103New York1992-2012Title: Pace Poll Survey-Roper
includes large folder with 1994 Quinnipiac poll on
governor's race & folder with "study of Intergroup Relations in NYC" done by Roper for American
Jewish Committee
104New York1979-2010Title: Stony Brook University-Zogby
includes 1979 study on attitudes about legal gambling
large folder of 1986 General Election Poll
105North Carolina1990-2008Title: AARP-Hastings Wyman's
includes folder with many clippings from the
 Charlotte Observer
106North Carolina1993-2012Title: Howard, Merrel, & Partners-Zogby
Includes 1993 study of racial views in North Carolina
107North Dakota1979-2009No Title: includes 1979 NORC publication "Dakota
Farmers & Ranchers Evaluate Crop & Livestock Surveys
108Ohio1980-2012Title: AARP-Quninnipiac
Columbus Dispatch Poll 1980-1985
109Ohio1981-2000Title: Rasmussen-University of Cincinnati 1996
1979 study on public attitudes about
reproductive freedom by Planned Parenthood
110Ohio1997-2006Title: University of Cincinnati 1997-Zogby
111Oklahoma1980-2012Title: Oklahoma Poll 1980-1989
112Oregon1980-2008No Title:GMA Polls from early 1980s
113Pennsylvania1988-2010Title: ABC-PSRAI; Includes 1988 study of public attitudes on teen pregnancy
114Pennsylvania1986-2012Title: Quinnipiac University Poll-Zogby International
Poll; Includes 1986 General Election Poll
115Rhode Island1986-2003Title: ABC News-Brown University
Large folder of Alpha Research Associates Poll releases
116Rhode Island1977-2006Title: Crossley Surveys-Tortorello Research
Includes collective bargaining study 1977-78
117South Carolina1988-2008Title: ABC News-Hastings Wyman's
Southern Political Reports
118South Carolina1980-2012Title: ICR-Zogby International
1980 study of public attitudes on government, taxes,
& quality of community services
119South Dakota1988-2012No Title: 1988 ABC S. Dakota Primary Poll
120Tennessee2002-2013No Title: Assorted polls
121Texas1986-2013Title: CBS-General Election Poll 1986
122Texas1982-2013Title: Hastings Wyman's Southern Political Report-
Sam Houston State University
123Texas1972-2011Title: The Texas Poll-Zogby International
ALRge quantity from 1980s/early 1990s;
several documents from Texas A & M's "Public Policy
Resources Laboratory," including Belden Texas Poll
Continuity Guide, 1954-1972 
124Texas1940-1950Title: Texas Surveys of Public Opinion 1940-1950
125Texas1951-1966Title: Texas Surveys of Public Opinion 1951-1966
126Texas1967-1977Title: Texas Surveys of Public Opinion 1967-1977
127Utah1981-2011No Title: Clippings from early 80s (various topics)
128Vermont1988-2012No Title: ABC 1988 Vermont Primary Poll
129Virginia2004-2012Title: ABC News-Hasting Wyman's Southern
Political Report
130Virginia1979-2012Title: Marist-Zogby; substantial 1979 Virginia
Poll by North American Marketing
131Washington1987-2012No Title: includes 1995 "Elway Poll"
toplines (several throughout 1995)
132West Virginia1982-2010No Title: Various WV Polls from early 1980s
133Multi-State1988-2012Title: Ipsos-LA Times; 1988 "Super Tuesday"
poll of southern states
134Multi-State1981-2012Title: Marist-ORC; includes 1988 NBC
primary poll (various states)
135Wisconsin1975-2012No Title: includes polls from 1975-1980s by
Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel on various topics
also, various "Wisconsin Survey Reports"
by St. Norber College (1987-1989)
136Wyoming1978-2009No Title: Includes "1978 Election Year Survey"
by University of Wyoming
137Multi-State1988-2012Title: ABC News-Darden Research Corporation,
includes 1988 ABC & CBS exit polls/primaries
138Multi-State2000-2008Title: Edison/Mitofsky-Fox News; mostly 2006
"America Votes" exit polls by Edison/Mitofsky
139Multi-State1995-2003Title: Hasting Wyman's Southern Political Report
140Multi-State2004-2009Title: Hasting Wyman's Southern Political Report
141Multi-State1986-2012Title: Pew-Tufts; Includes 1986 elections for
governor & senate for each state
142Multi-State1990-2009Title: University of Illinois-Zogby