ANES conducts national surveys of the American electorate in presidential and midterm election years. The ANES time-series now encompasses 23 biennial election studies spanning five decades. The guide provides political observers, policy makers, journalists, teachers, students, and social scientists with immediate access to tables and graphs that display the ebb and flow of public opinion and electoral behavior and choice in American politics since 1948.
The Harris Poll publishes new survey data on a wide variety of subjects including politics, the economy, health care, foreign affairs, science and technology, sports and entertainment, and lifestyles. Many of the survey questions are repeated throughout the years, thereby providing invaluable trend lines.
The Pew Research Center studies public attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. The Center's main purpose is to serve as a forum for ideas on the media and public policy through its research.
A compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by over 1000 polling organizations in the U. S. and 100 other countries from 1986 to the present time.
Included in each record is the polling organization that conducted the work, the date the interviews were conducted, the release date of the information, the sample size and the universe. The pollsters included in the database are: US polling organizations e.g., Harris International, The Pew Center Universities e.g., Rice University, University of Maryland Newspapers e.g., New York Times, Los Angeles Times Television news organizations e.g., CBS, NBS, Fox, CNN International polling organizations e.g., Eurobarometer Special interest groups e.g., Boy Scouts, AFL-CIO Each of the 500,000 records reports a question asked and the responses given.
Public Agenda is a nonpartisan organization that seeks, among other things, to align elites more closely with public opinion. Along these lines it provides some elaborately produced public opinion data on particular issues (all results are presented graphically).
A unique, rich data source for US public opinion topics. It includes 650,000 questions and answers from 1935 through last week, gathered from all the major polling organizations in the country (Gallup, Harris, Pew, etc.)