Use this guide to locate public opinion data and gather information on societal and cultural attitudes on a wide variety of topics. The guide points you to the most frequently used, relevant, and rich data sources for these topics.
Provides access to 80 years of U.S. and a decade of global opinion data. Includes data from Gallup World Poll, Gallup Daily Tracking, and Gallup Brain. View a tutorial on this database here. Note: The Mason Libraries' subscription to Gallup Analytics includes mediated access to Gallup poll microdata for the GPSS, US Daily Poll, World Poll and COVID-19 poll. If you are a GMU affiliate interested in using the Gallup microdata, please review this information to request access. Mason login required.
Survey data on topics including politics, media, religion and social trends. Get data from its research centers: Internet & American Life, Global Attitudes, Hispanic Center, People & the Press, Social & Demographic Trends, and Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Go to their Download Datasets page then select a topical area. Log in to your account (or create one), then pick a survey and click the "Download" arrow on the right. Papers that used the data are also listed.
Look at the top few studies within each topic, which are the most recent.
Contains public opinion polls including full text of 600,000+ questions and responses, 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. View a tutorial on this database here.