Library Resource Spotlight: Roper iPoll

Are you interested in public opinion and election data as we get closer to Election Day? Vanderbilt Libraries has a subscription to a number of data resources from the Roper Center, one of the premier voter and public opinion survey research facilities in the United States. iPoll has a presidential approval section that allows you to view presidential popularity both for the incumbent and for prior presidents going back to Franklin D. Roosevelt. It also allows you to build a comparison graph for as many as three presidents. iPoll also gives you access to over 700,000 polling questions and responses on a wide range of political and cultural issues and trends going back as far as 1935 (sample question from the 1930s: “Do you object to movie scenes of women smoking?””). Check out Roper iPoll here.

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