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Call for Nominations

The late Warren J. MitofskyThe 2015 Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research is an annual award of The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. The award honors important work on public opinion and/or survey methodology that has been accomplished, published, or presented at a professional conference.

Read Call for Nominations for details on submitting a nomination.


Invitation for Expressions of Interest

The Roper Center is moving its archive of public opinion surveys to a new base of operations.

The Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, the world's largest archive of public opinion polling data, invites inquiries from universities, non-profits and commercial enterprises interested in serving as its new partnering organization.

READ: Invitation for Expressions of Interest


Fly Me to the Moon: The Public and NASA

Crowds watch space shuttle launch

On March 3, 1915, the US government established the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA. In 1958, NACA became NASA. In polls the American public has shown pride in the country's accomplishments in space exploration, along with concern about the costs involved. A review of public attitudes about the space program.

Read: Fly Me to the Moon: The Public and NASA


Public Opinon About Using Nuclear Weapons

Mushroom cloud over Hiroshima Japan

As the only nation ever to use nuclear weapons, America holds a unique position in debate over the use of nuclear arms. In August 1945 the U.S. obliterated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to bring WWII to a close and obviate the need for a prolonged and bloody US ground invasion.

Read: Public Opinon About Using Nuclear Weapons


Happy Birthday, Tea Party: The Public's Views
on Contemporary Social Movements

Don't tread on me; fist

February 27, 2015 marks the 6th anniversary of the first nationally organized Tea Party protests. That first day of protests, sparked by Rick Santelli's call for a "Chicago tea party" on a February 19, 2009 episode of CNBC's Squawk Box, led to the formation of a loosely organized network of grassroots groups, known collectively as the Tea Party Movement.

Read: Happy Birthday, Tea Party: The Public's Views on Contemporary Social Movements


2015 RARE Winners!

The Office of Undergraduate Research and The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Roper Award for Research Experience (RARE).

Christopher Bruno - The Role of Demographics and Socioeconomics on Views of the Food System and Food Access
Erin Puglia - Throwing the Bums Out: Public Attitudes Toward Scandal-Plagued Incumbents

Read more about the 2015 RARE teams' research


Webinars

New Webinars Available

 

Introduction to Roper Center Services - Tour the various services available through the Center. Learn search strategies for using iPOLL and the Catalog of Dataset holdings as well as a variety of approaches to obtaining cross tabulations.

Using iPOLL - Explore the content and functionality of iPOLL. Learn the nuts and bolts of searching this database to generate results for real research questions. Bring your research questions!

Accessing Datasets at the Roper Center – Experience different methods of identify studies to run detailed data analysis and download datasets. Using SPSS and RoperExplorer, this interactive webinar will run through generating basic crosstabs.

Read more about these webinars and register for a session at Webinars now located within User Support.


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