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Roper Center, Tompkins library offer access to polling database

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research has partnered with Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) to provide TCPL card-holders access to America’s Voice Project, a database of polling research dating to the 1930s.

With a mission to collect, preserve and disseminate methodologically sound polling data, the Roper Center and the America’s Voice Project offer access to more than 700,000 question results on topics including sports, politics and government, world conflict, healthcare, immigration, science and technology, economics, civil rights and the environment. The archive is updated daily and public polling data from as early as 1935 from Gallup, Pew, The New York Times and many others.

“In an era where fake news intermingles with fact, misrepresentation of public opinion has become especially prominent and it is our hope that by making this data – this historical context – available, we can encourage the distribution of valid and reliable information on public sentiment in America,” said Brett Powell, Roper Center associate director.

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