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Subject Guide for Journalism and Mass Communication

Finding Public Opinion Information


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Data Sets and Archives

  • ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)


Print Indexes

Reference Works

  • Voter's Guide to Election Polls [Norlin Stacks, HN90.P8 T73 2000]
  • Polling and the Public: What Every Citizen Should Know [Norlin Stacks, HM261 .A74 1998]
  • Dictionary of Polling [Norlin Stacks, HM261 .Y684 1992]
  • National Council on Public Polls


  • World Opinion Update
    • Print: Norlin Periodical Room, AP2 .W6, 1977 - present
  • National Journal
  • Public perspective: a Roper Center review of public opinion and polling
    • Print: Norlin Periodical Room, HM261 .P84, 1989 - 2003
    • Online: LexisNexis Academic [Nov 1989 - June 2003]
  • Public Opinion Quarterly
    • Print: Norlin Periodical Room, HM261.A1 P8, 1990 - 2004
    • Online: JSTOR [1937 - 1999], Oxford [2004 - present]

Internet Resources (Domestic)

Internet Resources (International)