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Polling Data & Public Opinion

Sources for US and international polling data, public opinions and news sources.

U.S. Public Opinion


U.S. Political News

  • Inside Politics -CNN/Time
    Contains up-to-date analyses from of politics, news, issues, polls, elections. Includes links to Time and a news archive.
    News from all states about policy and politics.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
    Bipartisan group that serves as a forum for issues relating to state/federal relations.
  • U. S. Congress Votes Database
    Site also publishes an RSS feed of recent votes by each member of Congress, and a feed of the most recent votes in both chambers. Database of every vote in the United States Congress since the 102nd Congress (1991). Can view the results by the Congress or the individual.
  • News Resources
    Newspapers, newswire and other news sources.

World Public Opinion & News

  • Afrobarometer
    Non-partisan research center that conducts regular surveys in African nations on a wide variety of topics. Web site contains surveys, results, working papers, briefing papers, and data.
  • LAPOP - Latin American Public Opinion Project
    Project has systematically surveyed the citizens of Latin America on their political views—specifically on democratic values and their behaviors related to democracy since 1974. Web site contains full reports (current and archival) as .pdf files and also downloadable data sets.
  • Latinobarometro
    Annual public opinion survey of residents of 18 Latin American countries published by the Latinobarometro Corporation, a nonprofit NGO from Chile. Web site contains survey summaries from 1995 to the present. Payment is required to download and analyze the data sets online
  • Pew Global Attitudes Project
    Includes reports and surveys covering a wide variety of subjects about people's attitudes and opinions from around the world on a wide variety of topics.  Includes the Pew Global Attitudes Project Key Indicators Database, an interactive database that allows exploration of world trends on topics. 
    Source of in-depth information and analysis on public opinion from around the world on international issues. Topics include aid, development, environment, human rights, justice, and more.

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