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.

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Construction workers

iPOLL questions on work and labor

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Office worker

Datasets on work and labor

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mother and infant

Mandating Better Work-Life Balance: FMLA and Public Opinion

This Labor Day, America’s labor movement will point to many proud achievements: overtime pay, workplace safety regulations, and more than ...
Minimum wage protesters

Wages of Win: The Public and the Minimum Wage Debate

Hillary Clinton has suggested $12. Bernie Sanders favors $15. Donald Trump says he thinks a low one is good for ...

The Public and Labor Unions

On May 14, 1882, unionized workers in New York City held a parade and picnic, and the seeds of 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 ...

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Rutger's Work Trends Series

Rutger’s Work Trends Series

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is based at Rutgers University. The university-based research and policy center, founded ...
unemployment line

2014 “Non-Employed” Poll

Find out the concerns and experiences faced by out-of-work Americans in this new poll of the non-employed sponsored by the ...

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