To link to this database use: https://libraries.indiana.edu/databases/pollingthenations
Public opinion surveys conducted by polling organizations in the United States and other countries. Aggregated from more than 1,000 sources, these polls cover breaking-news events, and various topics, including affirmative action, criminal justice reform, drugs, foreign policy, immigration, race relations, the United Nations, and voting rights.
In addition to tracking political disputes on hot-button issues dating back to the Reagan administration, Polling the Nations includes tens of thousands of polls on global affairs, popular culture, sports, health, inventions, religion, gender, and other diverse subjects.
Each of the nearly 350,000 records reports a question asked and the responses given. Also included in each record is the polling organization responsible for the work, the date the information was released, the sample size, and universe, i.e., the groups or areas included in the interview, such as parents with children in public schools, Great Britain or California.
The print and microfiche counterpart to this resource is titled American Public Opinion Index. It begins in 1981, covering five earlier years complementing this web resource:
Wells Library Reference Department
Cumulative index for 1981-1985
Coverage: 1986 to the present- Updated weekly
Producer: ORS Publishing
Interlibrary Loan Type: Secure Electronic Transmission Permitted
Simultaneous User Limit: 4 simultaneous users