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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


WNPR & Roper Center

WNPR's Where We Live is kicking off a new, biweekly series in partnership with the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at UConn. The series, called Topline, aims to explore new topics using data pulled from the center's opinion polling archives.

This week, Roper Center Research Manager Kathleen Weldon appeared on the series to explain Ebola's impact on public perceptions of local hospitals and health agencies.

Kathleen Weldon on WNPR Topline Episode 1: Public perceptions of Ebola, hospital care

Read How Ebola Impacted National Confidence in Hospitals and Health Agencies


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


Holiday Shopping in Hard Times

Holiday presents beautifully wrapped

The holiday season is in full swing, and for many Americans that means just one thing: shopping. But in a difficult economy, can the public afford its annual spending spree?

Read: Holiday Shopping in Hard Times

Crossposted on Huffington Post Pollster


Molly Rockett '15 (CLAS): Making Her Voice Heard

Molly Rocket

Targeted by bullies throughout her middle school years for her sexual orientation, Molly Rockett '15 (CLAS) says she was left feeling "trapped and powerless" at the age of 13. She started contacting her legislators, urging them to take action on LGBT rights and when one state senator replied with a handwritten note, Rockett says she was stunned by the response. "Her unexpected validation imparted an idea," she says. "With courage and a little initiative, I can be heard by my government; I can have a voice."

Molly Rockett '15 (CLAS): Making Her Voice Heard

Molly Rocket 2014 RARE Award Winner


Pay It Back: The Public and the Student Loan System

College students sitting on stone wall with books

Among the Americans struggling most in the current economy are recent college grads carrying significant educational debt. As millennials navigate lowered employment prospects with larger student loans than young people of earlier decades, the U.S. system for funding higher education has come under scrutiny. What does the public think about how the country pays for college?

Read: Pay It Back: The Public and the Student Loan System

Crossposted on Huffington Post Pollster



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