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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


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

Recent news on the federal budget deficit has been mixed: the deficit is shrinking now, but expected to start to expand again. Some economists on the left argue that the deficit is not a serious threat to the health of the economy, while other experts say that projected increases show that long-term solutions need to be found. What does the public think about this debate?

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

Crossposted on Huffington Post Pollster


Public Understanding of the Holocaust,
From WWII to Today

Dachau survivors smiling at US troops

Seventy years ago this week, the Soviet army liberated prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp. How much did Americans at the time understand about the horrors that were unfolding in Europe, and how much do they know about the Holocaust today?

Read: Public Understanding of the Holocaust, From WWII to Today

Crossposted on Huffington Post Pollster


A Public Divided: Americans' Attitudes
about Torture

Graphic with red and black background, the word Torture in white

The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA use of torture in interrogations of suspected terrorists has renewed the debate over what the U.S. should or should not do to its prisoners in the war on terror. Where does the public stand – and have their views changed over time?

Read: A Public Divided: Americans' Attitudes about Torture

Crossposted on WNPR


In Memory of Mike Mokrzycki

Mike Mokrzycki, Mark Schulman and Board Chairman Bob Shapiro

Mike Mokrzycki, Mark Schulman and Board Chairman Bob Shapiro at the 2014 Mitosky Award dinner celebrating Award recipient Andrew Kohut

Remembering Mike Mokrzycki


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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