Search the library catalog for subjects such as "Public Opinion" and "Public Opinion Polls".
Statistical Indexes & Databases
Quick Picks - Favorite Resources
What are polls?
Polling 101: A tutorial on the fundamentals of polling from the Roper Center.
Poll & Survey FAQs: from the American Association for Public Opinion Research
20 Questions Journalists Should Ask About Poll Results: An article on how to distinguish between scientific and unscientific polls from Public Agenda.
Only a fraction of polls are published and an even small fraction still is easily attainable. For example, when you in the paper "according to a Gallup Poll published last week" it is not guaranteed that you will be able to find the poll in one of our services. Also, many marketing polls/surveys are prohibitively expensive and therefore in effect not available.
Scholarly Literature on Public Opinion
- Guide to public opinion poll websites: Polling data from around the world. Association of College & Research Libraries wiki.
- Public Opinion Polls Research Guide. Penn Libraries.
Especially useful for bibliography of historical polling print resources.