The American Democracy, 10th Edition (Patterson)

Chapter 6: Public Opinion and Political Socialization: Shaping the People's Voice

Web Links

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
This is a comprehensive academic polling site. It includes an invaluable Presidential Job Performance site with "presidential approval" data from back in the 1930s to the present time.
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American Association for Public Opinion Research
An association of people interested in the methods, applications and analysis of public opinion and survey research. They publish the Public Opinion Quarterly.
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Princeton Survey Research Center
Houses polling data from many public opinion research centers. Related links.
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Gallup Organization
The oldest and most famous public opinion pollster, and still one of the most widely used and influential ones today. Some of their information is now limited to subscribers, but see their Daily Briefings on current events.
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Public Agenda
The nonpartisan Public Agenda's site provides opinions, analyses, and educational materials on current policy issues.
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The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
A comparably influential nonprofit organization with a wealth of studies on public opinion, including some on global attitudes of Americans in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
A specialist in polling on religious issues, including church-state issues and national election voting by religious persons.
( )—Public Opinion Online
This site is a mega-poll site with an extensive compilation of election and other frequently repeated polls.
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Monitoring the Future
This website provides results of surveys focused on young Americans. It also offers links to related sites.
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The American National Election Studies (ANES)
The American National Election Studies (ANES) produces high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation to serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policymakers and journalists who want to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes.
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Professor Renka's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Public Opinion Polling"
Explains the distinction between properly done scientific polls, and the numerous website and telephone polls that masquerade as properly done ones.
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