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Biology 200: Writing in Biology: Opinion

Public Opinion (polls, speeches)

  • Angus Reid Institute (Free)
    Canada's non-profit foundation committed to independent research. Surveys of Canadians on a wide variety of issues.
  • Gallup News (Free)
    Latest public opinion polls on politics & elections, business & the economy, social issues & policy, managing and lifestyle. For more poll results, check the Gallup Poll News Service in Nexis Uni (below).
  • Gallup Inc. Publications in Nexis Uni
    Provides news centered on public opinion. Articles analyze findings and trends in politics, business, social issues, and Americans' lifestyles. To search, follow these instructions:
    • Search all Gallup Inc. publications, including Gallup Poll News Service and Gallup Poll Tuesday Briefing, using  the box at the top of the display.
  • Gallup Poll Tuesday Briefing
    • Access online via Gallup Inc. Publications in Nexis Uni
    • Print: Bound Periodicals Stacks
      Library has: 2002 - December 2005
    • Continues: Gallup Poll Monthly
      Library has: no.291 (1989)-no.438 (2002:Mar.)
      Print: Periodicals Bound Stacks (Non-Circulating) (Shelved A to Z)
    • Continues: Gallup Report
      Library has: no.185 (1981)-no.290 (1989)
      Print: Periodicals Bound Stacks (Non-Circulating) (Shelved A to Z)
  • The Gallup Poll
    This resource takes the pulse of America on key issues. Comes with a cumulative index of poll topics.
    Print: Reference Collection (Non-Circulating) HN90 .P8 G35
    Library has: 1935 - 1984, 1990, 1993
  • National Public Radio (Free)
    Try a Keyword Search for topics or programs. To locate polls, search for poll and [your term].
  • PewResearch Center (Free)
    The Center is a "nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions."
    Provides the highly respected Pew Reports, including demographic studies and data-driven analysis. Access Topics to browse general subjects or search for something more specific. Download datasets from the Data page. (NOTE: Data sets are downloaded in .SAV format, which requires SPSS to read.) Click on tabs at the top or links on at the bottom to access various projects, including:
    • PewResearch Center: U.S. Politics (Free)
      This is one of the seven projects that carry out the Pew Research Center's work. The project provides independent public opinion survey research about American attitudes toward politics and policy. It issues reports and allows downloading many of their survey datasets, which are released five months after the related report(s) are issued. The Datasets page is organized by survey and includes links to the reports released from that data. In some cases, reports draw are from multiple datasets.
    • PewResearch Social Trends (Free)
      Another one of the seven projects that do the Pew Research Center's work, it "studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their lives, including family, community, health, finance, work and leisure. The project explores these topics by combining original public opinion survey research with social, economic and demographic data analysis."
  • Polling the Nations
    Limited to 4 simultaneously users, so try again later if you cannot immediately get in
  • Public Opinion Quarterly
  • Roper Center
    A database of 700,000 questions and answers asked in the US since 1935.
  • Vital Speeches of the Day
    • Online: Current issues available through Vital Speeches of the Day in Academic Search Complete
      Library has: 1 (1934)-Present
    • CD-ROM: Periodicals Microform Room, BPO
      Library has: BPO (1987:Dec.) - (2001:Dec.)
    • Print: Bound Periodical Stacks (Non-Circulating) (Shelved A to Z)
      Library has: 4 (1937)-30 (1964), 61 (1994)-(75) 2009
    • Microfilm: Periodicals Microform Room, Film
      Library has: 1 (1934)-3 (1937), 31 (1964)-56 (1989/1990)

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