Data Sets for Social Sciences: iPoll (Roper Center Opinion Surveys and Data)


The Roper Center for Public Opinion is another source of social science data that is provided by the library. Vanderbilt University is a member of  the Roper Center therefore has access to the iPOLL database is available for members of the Vanderbilt community. This database offers searching at the question level for public opinion polls. In many cases, you will be able to download the poll and data with a few mouse clicks.  Support for iPoll can be found here.  There are also some helpful video tutorials on the Roper Center's YouTube Channel.

Once you have logged into iPoll, you can search opinion polls by clicking on the iPoll text.  To locate other public opinion data sets, you may search the Roper Center's catalog by clicking on the "Datasets" link. Click on "Register" at the top of the page to create a personalized account.  You will need to create an account to download data and use RoperExplorer.