Following a successful trial last year I’m happy to let you know the Library now has a subscription to Roper iPoll provided by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University.
Roper iPoll provides U.S. and international public opinion polls and datasets from 1935 to the present. Surveys cover any number of topics including, social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, science, the environment, and much more. Includes the major academic, commercial and media survey organisations. You can search for datasets by keyword, country, surveying agency, timeframe and type of sample.
Search results in Roper iPoll are divided into two categories:
- Questions include 750,000+ questions and their results from public opinion surveys.
- Studies/Datasets consist of indexing for 25,000+ public opinion surveys. Many datasets include links to their questions. Some datasets, results charts, and demographic crosstabs are available for download.
Access is only available to current students and staff at the University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for School of Social and Political Science