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Political Science Research Guide: Find Data

Some Useful Statistics and Polling Databases

Data Planet- 4.9 billion datasets from seventy organizations, covering a wide variety of subjects; tools for creating charts and tables.

Eagleton Poll Archive- From the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Political Science Department, Rutgers University.

Exploring Census Data- From the U.S. Census Bureau; extensive, accessible demographic data, with advanced search options as well.

iPoll Databank- Public opinion polls from the Roper Center, 1935 to the present.

LAPOP (Latin American Public Opinion Project): Annual surveys of political, social attitudes, as well as economic and demographic characteristics. Includes the US. 2004 to present.

Latinobarometro (1995 to present): Annual surveys. Data on political and social attitudes; economic and demographic characteristics. 1995 to present.

Policy Map- Produce maps and reports using Census Bureau and proprietary data, 1790 to the present.

Polling the Nations- Polling data from Gallup, Roper, major networks, newspapers, etc., 1986 to the present.

Social Explorer- Census Bureau data, religious data from the Religious Congregations and Membership Study; useful mapping and visualization tools.


More Extensive Datasets and Data Services

Please consult the extensive collection of resources curated by the Libraries' data experts.

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