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Public Opinion Sites
Resources for finding Public Opinion:
Pew Research Center: Provides data and analysis on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the United States and the world. Includes some raw data.
Odum Institute Archive: Database maintained by the University of North Carolina provides access to the Harris Poll, Carolina Poll, Southern Poll, National Network of State Polls and Knight Foundation Community Poll collections. Raw data included.
PollingReport: Aggregates polling data from dozens of prominent pollsters.
General Social Survey: Personal-interview survey designed to monitor changes in both social characteristics and attitudes currently being conducted in the United States 1972-present. Raw data included
There are two main categories of data: Qualitative and Quantitative. Quantitative refers to data that is measurable and can be identified by numbers of figures *who, what, when, where, how many?). Qualitative data includes information that is not numerical and can be obtained by open-ended survey or interview questions (why? how?).
Types of data to consider:
- Economic data
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