Public Opinion

Links to public opinion data repositories and support resources.  Also check out Harvard Library's Guide to Public Opinion Data.

United States

The American Panel Survey (TAPS): a survey research platform with about 200,000 respondents for a wide range of social science research.

Annenberg Election Surveys: Individual interviews from 2000, 2004, 2008 on traits Americans want in a president. Special emphasis on media exposure and political communication.

ANES: American National Election Survey - provides data on voting, public opinion, and political participation

Gallup: has many useful tables, but will only support data if contacted and asked nicely.

HuffPo: Keeps track of poll's topline results.

iPoll: repository of public opinion data managed by the U. of Connecticut

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: Survey data from 1997.  Includes lots of political, election and callback surveys. See also the main site of the Pew Research Center for additional data.

Research America: A well maintained resource on the latest public opinon polls on research to improve both U.S. and global health.

World Public Opinion

Polling the Nations: Compilation of public opinion surveys from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.

World Value Survey: cross-national data on people's values and beliefs.  This data set has been maintained since 1981

ZACAT - GESIS: ISSP, Eurobarometer, European Values Survey, and additional national and cross-national surveys

Middle East 

Arab Barometer: Opinion Polls on/for Arab countries


AfroBarometer: Opinion Polls on/for African countries

Latin America

Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP): Public opinion data from 26 countries in the Western Hemisphere. Includes US as of 2010. Surveys conducted every two years.

Latinobarometer: Annual cross-national public opinion project in Latin America that began in 1995. Covers 18 countries.


Asiabarometer: Surveys of East, Southeast, South, and Central Asian countries.  

Asian Barometer: Surveys of East and South Asian countries, run out of Taiwan.

JPOLL: Japanese public opinion data, translated into English.