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Finding Statistical Information: Public Opinion

Major U.S. Political Opinion Sources

For a guide to historical sources, both domestic and international, focused on question texts and summary statistics, see Princeton University's guide Public Opinion Polls for Historians guide.

You can find other relevant public opinion data from our Data and Statistical Services (DSS) site.

Multistate and Regional Polls

For additional state sources, see this list of academic & not-for-profit survey research organizations maintained by the U. of Illinois at Chicago Survey Research Laboratory.

Other Regional Public Opinion

National Election Surveys by Country

Topical and Special Population Polls

Alaska–Iowa

Arizona

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll 1996-2009
    Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Poll 1999+
    University of Arkansas, Dept. of Political Science, Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society 

California

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

  • FIU/Florida Poll 1988-2006
    Statewide survey of 1,200 Florida residents. Print publication by Florida International University Press for the years 1989-1992. The survey research lab at IPOR at Florida International University ceased operation on May 31, 2011.
  • Florida Omnibus Survey
    Florida Opinion Research
  • Public Opinion Research Laboratory  2011+
    University of North Florida (Results in press releases)

Georgia

  • Burruss Poll 2010
    Kennesaw State University, A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research (Results in news releases)
  • Peach State Poll 2001-2008
    University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government 

Illinois

Iowa

Kansas

  • Kansas Speaks 2009+
    Fort Hays State University, Docking Institute (Results published in reports)

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

State of the State 1994+
Michigan State University,  Institute for Public Policy & Social Research, Office for Survey Research

Minnesota

  • Humphrey Polling 2006+ (election years)
    U. of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
  • Statewide Polls 1998+
    St. Cloud State University (Findings and other documents presented in PDF)

Mississippi

Montana

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York 

North Carolina

Ohio

  • Ohio Poll 1981+
    University of Cincinnati, Institute for Policy Research (Press releases with results available online 2009+)
  • Ohio Poll 2013 +
    Mercyhurst U., Center for Applied Politics (MCAP) 

Oregon

  • Oregon Values & Beliefs Surveys 2013
    "This project represents the third installment of the decennial Oregon Values and Beliefs Project, continuing and extending similar opinion research conducted in 1992 and 2002" (Findings presented in PDF format)

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

  • Utah Voter Poll 2006+
    Brigham Young University, Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy
  • Utah Colleges Exit Poll 1982+ (biennial)
    Brigham Young University, Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

  • The Washington Poll 2006+
    University of Washington, Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race & Sexuality (Results published on the web, in Powerpoint, and PDF)

West Virginia

  • The West Virgina Poll 1980+
    From the marketing and opinion research firm Repass & Partners, Inc. (Published in PDF 2012+)

Wisconsin

Ohio–Wisconsin

Ohio

Ohio Poll 1981+

University of Cincinnati, Institute for Policy Research 

Press releases with results available online 2009+

Ohio Poll 2013 +

Mercyhurst U., Center for Applied Politics (MCAP) 

Oregon

Oregon Values & Beliefs Surveys 2013

"This project represents the third installment of the decennial Oregon Values and Beliefs Project, continuing and extending similar opinion research conducted in 1992 and 2002." [website]

Findings presented in PDF format. 

Pennsylvania

Franklin and Marshall College Poll 1995+

Successor to the Keystone Poll

Muhlenberg College Polling Institute ~2003+

Rhode Island

Taubman Center Opinion Polls 1985+

Brown University

South Carolina

South Carolina State Surveys 1989-2009

U. of South Carolina

Questionnaires, frequencies, and data

Winthrop Poll 2006+

Tennessee

MTSU Poll 2001+

Vanderbilt Poll 2011+

Texas

Statewide Survey 2005-2009

Texas Tech U., Earl Survey Research Laboratory

Data and codebooks

Texas Lyceum Poll 2007+

UT-Austin/Texas Tribune poll 2008+

Texas Project

Utah

Utah Voter Poll 2006+

Brigham Young University, Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy

Utah Colleges Exit Poll 1982+ (biennial)

Brigham Young University, Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy

Vermont

Castleton (State College) Polling Institute 2012+

Vermonter Poll 1990+

University of Vermont

Virginia

Hampton U. Center for Public Policy Poll 2013

Institute for Policy and Opinion Research 1994+

Roanoke College

UMW Survey 2013

U. of Mary Washington Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Results published on web and in PDF. No information about archiving.

Virginia Tech Center for Survey Research (CSR) Published projects

Includes summaries of the Annual Survey of Quality of Life in the Commonwealth of Virginia (1993-2004), available in hard copy, Starting with the twelth (2002-2003) "All data from these annual surveys are archived by the National Network of State Polls housed at the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill." [website]

Washington

The Washington Poll 2006+ 

University of Washington, Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race & Sexuality

Results published on the web, in Powerpoint, and PDF.

West Virginia

The West Virgina Poll 1980+

"Owned and operated by Repass & Partners, Inc., a marketing and opinion research firm." [website]

Data published in PDF from 2012+.

Wisconsin

The Badger Poll (2002-2011)

U. of Wisconsin Survey Center. 

Marquette University Law School Poll 2012+

The Wisconsin Survey (1999-2017) (also via Internet Archive)

St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute

European Public Opinion

Global Public Opinion