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Internet Studies: Public Opinion & Surveys


The Pew Project conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people's assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day.

Public Opinion

Surveys and studies address major topics concerning European citizenship: enlargement, social situation, health, culture, information technology, environment, the Euro, defence, etc.

UK Data Service

The large-scale government surveys are key data resources for understanding population structure and change for the UK and its component countries.


An African-led series of national public attitude surveys on democracy and governance in Africa.


British Polling Council (BPC)

An association of polling organisations that publish polls. The objectives of the Council ensure standards of disclosure designed to provide consumers of survey results that enter the public domain have an adequate basis for judging the reliability and validity of the results.

Published by the ROPER center iPOLL is a comprehensive, up-to-date source for US public opinion. The online database is organized at the question-level, providing the tools to sift through nearly half a million questions asked on national public opinion surveys since 1935.
Looks at public attitudes to key public services, and so informing social policy on issues such as identity, social cohesion, physical capital and the impact of place on attitudes.

An association of polling organizations setting professional standards for public opinion pollsters, and disseminating information on how to conduct polls and interpret poll results.

A consortium of research centers studying public opinion on international issues in their respective countries.
An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion.

Russian Public Opinion Research Center

Conducts research - from instrument design and data collection to analysis and presentation of results in the fields politics, business and social affairs.

English translations of opinion polls - data from major media organizations and other agencies in Japan, Korea and China.


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