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Polling the Nations

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
ORS Publishing
ORS Publishing, Louisville KY
1986 to the present
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Polling the Nations is a compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 1,400 polling organizations worldwide from 1986 to the present.

Each of the nearly 350,000 records reports a question asked and the responses given. Also included in each record is the polling organization responsible for the work, the date the information was released, the sample size, and universe, i.e., the groups or areas included in the interview, such as parents with children in public schools, Great Britain or California.

The print and microfiche counterpart to this resource is titled American Public Opinion Index. It begins in 1981, covering five earlier years complementing this web resource:

Wells Library Reference Department
HM261 .A463
Holdings: 1981-1998
Cumulative index for 1981-1985

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Haynes, Anne
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Library of Congress Subjects:

Public opinion polls -- Statistics.
Public opinion -- United States -- Statistics