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Racial and Ethnic Political Behavior (Course Number: 32-304-03): Opinion Polls

This guide is designed to help you locate library resources for Dr. Huang's fall 2012 Racial and Ethnic Political Behavior class.

Web Resources

United States Census -- Information on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics is collected for the nation in November of Congressional and Presidential election years in the Current Population Survey (CPS).

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Roper Center Public Opinion Archive -- United States Presidential Elections from, 1976-2004. Breakdown of how voters voted. Category: Demographics.

Allows you to search survey questions (iPoll).  Currently we cannot access portions of this service.

American National Election Studies

Data on voting, public opinion, and political participation.  Time series.

ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Finding Political Opinion Information via Databases

You can use databases provided by the library to find information on political opinions. Go to the "Databases A-Z" page on the library's home page and click on "P" to find the Political Science Complete database. Once there, type "political opinion" in the search box, and then from the drop down menu select "SU Subject Terms". Here is what it should look like.

News and Polling Groups



Exit Poll Data

Exit poll data tools can help you understand voting behavior.
RealClear Politics -- opinion news, analysis, videos, and polls
Roper Center -- maintains exit polls.