The Roper Center collection contains public opinion data on an extremely wide range of topics. Topics at a Glance offers users prepared iPOLL and dataset searches, issue briefs, featured dataset descriptions, and charts and graphics on some of the most popular subject areas.

More resources on wealth and poverty issues from the archive.

Interpretive analysis

Cartoon of rich man diving into pool of money

If I Were a Rich Man: Public Attitudes About Wealth and Taxes

In his State of the Union address President Obama called for tax increases for the wealthiest Americans. Does the public ...

This Is Your Brain on Poverty

Where We Live - WNPR by John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski WNPR News Guests discuss the ...
Work, not welfare

Public Perspective – Work Not Welfare

Public Perspective, March/April 2002 In August 1996, Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed a historic bill ending “welfare as ...
Can't buy me love

Can’t Buy Me Love

Public Perspective, November/December 2000 So, how do Americans really feel about money? Read more ...

Related data

old shoes with holes

Poverty in America: AEI/LA Times Polls

In 1985, the late I. A. Lewis, director of the LA Times poll, and William Schneider produced a poll on ...
Homeless man

2001 Poverty in America Poll

The 2001 Poverty in America poll was conducted by ICR for the National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and ...

Charts & graphics