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Contemporary Social Welfare Policies: Public Opinion

This guide focuses on resources that you can use when seeking information on social welfare policies and issues since the 1930s.

New Jersey Polls

Eagleton Poll Archive
Survey results and questionnaires from the quarterly Rutgers Eagleton Institute's survey of New Jersey residents on questions of political and social interest from 1971 to the present.

Quinnipiag University Poll: New Jersey
Surveys of New Jersey residents concerning political races, state and national elections, and issues of public concern from 1997 to the present.

Public Opinion Polls

iPoll
A compilation of over 500,000 questions from public opinion polls from 1935 to the present. Limited to polls of the U.S. population at the national level.
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

Polling the Nations
"A compilation of the full-text of the questions and responses from over 14,000 national, state and local surveys conducted since 1986 by some 700 polling organizations in the United States and eighty other countries."
Off-Campus Link Restricted Access

Pew Research Center Survey Reports
Formerly the Times Mirror Center for People and the Press, the Pew Research Center studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. Reports back to 1987 available.

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