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Public Opinion Polls and Surveys- Resource Guide

Public Opinion Polls-Domestic

Below is a selection of  polling agencies covering diverse issues and topics in the headlines of the day.

American National Election Studies (ANES)

Why does America vote as it does on Election Day? The mission of the American National Election Studies (ANES) is to inform explanations of election outcomes by providing data that support rich hypothesis testing, maximize methodological excellence, measure many variables, and promote comparisons across people, contexts, and time. The ANES serves this mission by providing researchers with a view of the political world through the the eyes of ordinary citizens. Such data are critical, because these citizens' actions determine election outcomes.


Gallup.Com provides data-driven news based on U.S. and world polls, daily tracking and public opinion research.

Gallup Brain
The Gallup Brain is a searchable, living record of more than 70 years of public opinion. Inside, you'll find answers to hundreds of thousands of questions, and responses from millions of people interviewed by The Gallup Poll since 1935.

An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion.

Kaiser Polls-Kaiser Family Foundations

Private, non-profit foundation concerned with health issues facing the U.S. including global health, medical insurance, medicare and medicaid to list a few of the topics covered.

Huffington Post's poll site, covering political issues and elections both state and national issues.

Rasmussen  Reports Polls

Rasmussen Reports is an American polling and media company. Founded by pollster Scott Rasmussen in 2003, the company produces public opinion data, analysis, and commentary that is distributed through a daily email newsletter, an online video service, syndicated radio spots, a weekly television show, and a weekly newspaper column. The company's slogan is, "If it's in the news, it's in our polls." Partial open acccess with subscriptions available.

Real Clear Politics Polls

Part of the RealClearPolitics website which covers news, politcal opinion and commentary, and the political issues of the day.

Harris Polls

Discover and explore over forty years of insight released by The Harris Poll® in our new Harris Vault® archive. Simply utilize the search function to uncover data spanning subject matter and industry – dating back to The Harris Poll’s inception in 1963.

National Opinion Research Guide NORC

NORC’s mission is to conduct high-quality social science research in the public interest. Our work is grounded in a commitment to research excellence, innovation, dissemination of data and findings, and collegiality.