Data Sets - Public Opinion Survey Elections
Data Set Sources by Subject - Public Opinion & Surveys
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- These links contain downloadable data sets. The data sets may be available in a variety of formats: csv, Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata, etc. Some may be available in multiple formats, some in only one (e.g., Excel.)
General Social Survey (GSS) - see SDA.
- "A continuous programme of cross-national collaboration running annual surveys on topics of importance for the social sciences." Covering European countries, mainly. The actual data archives are searchable and retrievable through GESIS' ZACAT catalog. Access is free, but analyzing, creating tables, and downloading requires registration.
- A random survey of the demographic, employment, and health characteristics of the U.S. crop labor force. The information is obtained directly from farm workers through face-to-face interviews. A zipped, SAS data file for 1989-2009, with codebook.
- The laboratory closed in 2005, but datasets are archived on UO Scholars' Bank. SPSS datasets with codebooks.
- Datasets from Pew Research surveys, available in SPSS and comma-delimited formats. Topics include technology and society, economy; teen and adult use of social media, information technology, internet, gadgets; generations; race and ethnicity, and more.
The SDA Archive contains extensive data files from the General Social Survey, the American National Election Study, as well as other surveys. Do web analysis and download data subsets.
- A worldwide network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life. There are five waves of surveys, from 1981 to 2007, with a new wave (2011-2012) in the making. Datasets available in SAS, SPSS, and STATA formats.
See also: ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
- ICPSR contains many election and public opinion studies in its data archives. Archived data is downloadable in a variety of formats, including SAS, SPSS, Stata, ASCII--but not all formats for all files. UO is a member institution, therefore UO users have access to all data files. Just create an ICPSR MyData account.