Responsible Use Statement
In preparing data for public distribution, the Roper Center takes precautionary measures to ensure that individual respondents cannot be directly identified in a dataset. These measures may include deleting telephone numbers, street addresses, zip codes, names, and any other information that could lead to the direct identification of an individual respondent. On occasion, the Roper Center also finds it necessary to seek to prevent the indirect identification of a respondent by means such as the matching of databases; when this has been done, the recoding or other editing steps that were taken will be recorded in the documentation for the study.
Although the Roper Center takes this initiative to remove all items that may compromise respondent confidentiality, final responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of all respondents lies with researchers. All users must agree to 1) use these datasets solely for the purpose of aggregate statistical analysis, 2) make no use of the identity of any individual or organization they may have discovered, intentionally or unintentionally, from dataset information, and 3) not create links to any other dataset that could identify individuals without the advance written permission of the Executive Director of the Roper Center.
Redistribution of Data
The Roper Center agrees to make computer-readable data files available to individuals at member and nonmember institutions. However, these acquired data files remain the property of the copyright holder and may not be redistributed or sold in any form other than as aggregate statistical analyses to other individuals, institutions, or organizations without the written agreement of the Roper Center. Learn more by visiting Terms and Conditions.
Publications based on Roper Center data collections should acknowledge the data sources by means of standard bibliographic citations. To ensure that source attributions are available for use by future social science researchers, full standard citations must appear in the footnotes or reference sections of publications. Research scholars publishing analytical pieces using data obtained from the Roper Center are also encouraged to provide the Center with a copy of the work or its citation information for inclusion in the web version of the "Bibliography of publications using data from the Roper Center." Citations can be submitted by email at email@example.com or by sending them to The Roper Center, University of Connecticut, 369 Fairfield Way, Unit 2164, Storrs, CT 06269-2164.
Citations of machine-readable data files contain five major elements:
General Citation Format:
The bibliographic citation for this data collection is:
The above information is based on the citations described within:
Disclaimer: Files are offered "as is" with no warranty or claim for fitness for any purpose. In no event shall the Center be liable for any actual, incidental or consequential damages arising from use of these files.
The policing agency for the industry, the National Council on Public Polls has issued a statement regarding standards of disclosure for organizations releasing survey results to equip consumers of survey results with information for basic assessment of the quality of the polls reported. A report or press release stating that the survey organization is in compliance with the Principles of Disclosure of the NCPP will have reported the following information: