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Opinion poll sources

Public Opinion Databases

  • Afrobarometer
    Geographical coverage: Africa.
    Date coverage: 1999 to present.
  • Angus Reid Institute
    Geographical coverage: Canada and international.
    Date coverage: mostly current.

    Find polls on public affairs including Canadian and global topics.
  • Canadian Election Studies - √Čtude √Člectorale Canadienne
  • Eurobarometer
    Geographical coverage: European Union.
    Date coverage: 1973 to present.

    Find surveys and studies on topics concerning European citizenship such as enlargement, health, culture, the environment, the Euro, and defence.
  • FiveThirtyEight (538)
    Geographical coverage: United States
    Date coverage: 2008 to present.

    Find predictive polling information on US politics, economics, sports, science, health, and culture.
  • Gallup Canada  
    Geographical coverage: Canada.
    Date coverage: May 1945 to 2000.

    Access via ODESI.
    From the ODESI page, select "Public Opinion Polls" to find Gallup Canada.

    ODESI search page

  • Government of Canada's Public Opinion Research Reports
    Geographical coverage: Canada.
    Date coverage: August 2006 to present.

    Search for final reports of all public opinion research for which a contract was awarded since 2006.
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    Geographical coverage: US and international.
    Date coverage:varies.

    ISPCR is an online archive of data sets including surveys and opinion polls.
  • Ipsos News & Polls Centre
    Geographical coverage: Canada and international.
    Date coverage: 1995 to present.

    Find polling, public opinion and market research information on topics including health, lifestyles, economy, the environment, politics, societal issues, technology, and business.
  • Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy
    Geographical coverage: Canada.
    Date coverage: varies.

    Track issues pertaining to Canadian public opinion in the policy process, specifically elections, seat projections, and voter trends.
  • Mass Observation Online
    Geographical coverage: Britain.
    Date coverage: 1937-1972.

    The MO archive contains two areas: material collected by investigators and material submitted by volunteers. All data were summarized in file reports. Topics include abortion, old age, crime, eating habits, shopping, fashion, dance, popular music, sex, sport, reading, ethnic minorities, and the decline of Empire.
  • Pew Research Center
    Geographical coverage: US.
    Date coverage: 1990 to present, but varies by topic.

    Find American opinions on US politics, media, social trends, religion, technology, and global issues.
  • Polling the Nations
    Geographical coverage: US and International.
    Date coverage: 1986 to present.

    Note: Polling the Nations is available to only one user at a time.
  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
    Geographical coverage: US and international.
    Date coverage: 1935 to present.

    Includes Gallup Poll data.
  • ThreeHundredEight
    Canadian politics and electoral projections - federally and provincially.
  • Voice of the People
    Geographical coverage: Canada.
    Date coverage: 2002 to present.

    Find Canadians' opinions on the economy, employment, immigration, beliefs and predictions. Collected annually.
    Access via ODESI. From the left navigation bar, click on "Public Opinion Poll."

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