The Roper Center collection contains public opinion data on an extremely wide range of topics. Topics at a Glance offers users prepared iPOLL and dataset searches, issue briefs, featured dataset descriptions, and charts and graphics on some of the most popular subject areas.

More resources on business, employment, and the economy from the archive.

Interpretive analysis

The middle class

The Meaning of Middle Class

On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has said, “We need to make the middle class mean something again.”  What does ...
Cartoon of rich man diving into pool of money

If I Were a Rich Man: Public Attitudes About Wealth and Taxes

In his State of the Union address President Obama called for tax increases for the wealthiest Americans. Does the public ...
Dollar bills with the words Taxes and spending

In the Balance: The Public, the Budget and the Deficit

Recent news on the federal budget deficit has been unusually positive: the deficit is shrinking. Some economists on the left ...

‘Tis the Season to Be Shopping – at Local Businesses

Where We Live - WNPR by Lydia Brown (John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show) According to a ...
Cutting through the noise

Cutting through the Noise

Public Perspective, March April 2003. The UBS Index of Investor Optimism -  The world is full of financial information. The ...

Related data

UBS Index of Investor Optimism

UBS Index of Investor Optimism, 1996-2007

Introduction Survey Methodology Download Documentation Data Files Indices Defined Related Links The Roper Center archives the entire collection of the UBS Index of Investor Optimism studies. A joint effort of UBS and the Gallup Organization, the UBS Index of Investor Optimism is the only ongoing survey of investor outlook in the ...
ABC News/Washington Post polls

ABC News/Washington Post Poll Update

Six ABC News/Washington Post polls conducted from May, 2014-January, 2015 are now available for download. These studies cover topics including ...
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2014 Siena Research Institute Data Available

Eleven new 2014 Siena Research Institute studies are now available. Siena Research Institute at Siena College conducts regional, statewide and ...
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Fannie Mae Monthly Key Indicators Series Updated

The Fannie Mae Monthly Key Indicators survey series (a subset of the complete monthly Fannie Mae National Housing Survey) is ...

2013 Midwest Business Leader Survey on Immigration

Learn about opinions on immigration and employment concerns through the rare perspective offered in The Chicago Council on Global Affairs ...

2001 Poverty in America Poll

The 2001 Poverty in America poll was conducted by ICR for the National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and ...

Charts & graphics