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These resources contain a wide variety of opinions and arguments about many topics, some of which have more scientific merit and others that may have less. CQ Researcher reports contain a "Pro/Con" section.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints contains material on a variety of social issues, including hot-button scientific topics from climate change and infectious disease to medical marijuana and fracking. In addition to viewpoint essays, it also contains background information. news sources, and occasionally statistics and videos.
CQ Researcher Plus Archive 1923-present
CQ Researcher provides comprehensive reports on many current or controversial topics including scientific issues. Reports contain background information, charts, graphs, and data, and normally include a pro-con section. Both current and historical reports are included.
Public Opinion Sources
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
One of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. The data held by the Roper Center range from the 1930s, when survey research was in its infancy, to the present. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented.
Polling the Nations
Polling the Nations is the most comprehensive collection of public opinion, with information from not only in the United States but also more than 80 countries around the world. Includes polls from local U.S. areas. The database includes the full text of the questions and responses covering a broad range of issues.
State of the State Survey
The State of the State Survey is the only survey conducted in Michigan designed to systematically monitor the public mood on important issues in major regions of the state. Administered here at MSU by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
Gallup Poll News Service
Available from several resources, each covering a different time period.
New interface for LexisNexis Academic. A comprehensive resource for U.S. and international companies as well as newspaper articles, transcripts and web news worldwide, along with legal materials from U.S. and international jurisdictions. Also includes Gallup Poll News Service.
Gallup Analytics is an online platform that provides subscribers with access to nearly a century of U.S. data and a decade of global tracking data from the Gallup World Poll.