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Data Directory

The Data Directory is a guide to public opinion data published on the Internet by nonpartisan organizations.

Media & National Polling Organizations
Academic Archives | State Polls

Media & National Polls
ABC News Polls
Back to January 1999.

CBS News Polls
Political and other surveys back to April 1998.

Center on Policy Attitudes
Surveys about the role of the government.

The Gallup Poll
News releases from 1998 and tracking polls back to 1936.

Los Angeles Times Poll
Focus on national issues and California politics.

National Council on Public Polls
Since 1969, this association of polling organizations has aimed to set ethical standards for pollsters and increase public knowledge about polls.

The New York Times/CBS News Poll
National polls back to 1996 (registration required).

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Polls on politics, the media and American values back to 1995.

Polling Report
Polls on trends in public opinion regarding politics, business, society.

Public Agenda
Public opinion and policy analysis on top issues.

USA Today/CNN/Gallup Polls
Back to October, 1998.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll
National polls back to 1995 (Subscription required).

Zogby International
Latest news and presidential approval trends.


Academic & Non-Profit Data Archives
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
University of Connecticut
Social science polls, presidential approval ratings and election analysis.

National Election Studies
University of Michigan
Politics and electoral behavior.

Institute for Research in Social Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Includes Carolina Polls, Louis Harris & Associates Polls, southern polls and historical state data.

Data on the Net
University of California at San Diego
Guide to more than 800 Internet sites of social science statistical data.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
University of Michigan
Established in 1962, ICPSR is home of "the world's largest archive of computer-based research and instructional data for the social sciences."

American Association for Public Opinion Research
"Code of Professional Ethics and Practices" and articles from "Public Opinion Quarterly."

National Network of State Polls
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Confederation of organizations that conduct state-level surveys. Publishes quarterly newsletter.

Council of American Survey Research Organizations
Trade organization for commercial survey research companies based in the United States.


State Polling Information
Mason-Dixon News Media Polls
Mason-Dixon is private company that does state political polls for media outlets around the country. Topics include campaigns, senate and gubernatorial job performance.

National Network of State Polls
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Confederation of organizations that conduct state-level surveys. Publishes quarterly newsletter.

Ala.: The Alabama Poll
Southern Opinion Research
Joint effort between Birmingham News, Huntsville Times and Mobile Register.

Ariz.: KAET Poll
Arizona State University
Conducted several times a year since 1990 for PBS station KAET.

Ariz.: The Arizona Survey
Northern Arizona University
Conducted several times a year on social and political topics.

Calif.: Public Policy Institute of California
Private, non-profit, non-partisan organization
A series of polls leading up to the November election.

Conn.: Connecticut Polls
Quinnipiac College Polling Institute

Md.: Maryland/Baltimore Polls
Gonzales/Arscott

N.J.: New Jersey Polls
Quinnipiac College Polling Institute

N.Y.: New York Polls
Quinnipiac College Polling Institute

N.Y.: Marist Institute for Public Opinion
Marist College

Ohio: Werth Poll
Paul Werth and Associates

Pa.: Keystone Poll
Millersville University

R.I.: Public Opinion Report
Brown University

Tex.: The Texas Poll
University of Texas Office of Survey Research
Conducted annually since 1994 for for Harte Hanks Communications.


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