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Roper Center archives of public opinion polls now available

UIC students and researchers now have access to data from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. The Roper Center is the largest archives of public opinion information. The UIC Library/Information Technology Assessment Committee recommended purchase of this resource, and the Library was able to license it using revenue from the Library/IT assessment.

From your workstation on- or off-campus, access Roper Center. The first time you enter the Roper Center web site, you will be asked to register your email address, name, and institutional affiliation.

You now have on-demand access to the full datasets required to conduct bivariate and multivariate analyses on archived surveys using RoperExpress. The direct link to the catalog of datasets permits searching by keyword, date, country, and survey organization.

The Roper Center also offers access to iPOLL, a comprehensive database of 500,000 questions and answers asked in the US since 1935.

These combined services permit you to locate datasets rich in data of interest to you and then using point and click technology, download the documentation and data files for the studies within minutes.  For US data, iPOLL permits you to locate questions (and the answers of the full sample) and then to link to the data files and run secondary analysis.  Support for these services is available using

For help or feedback, please contact Becky Lowery, Maps & Data Services Librarian., field_56ba6f8fdb00c

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