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Sociology Resources: Public Opinion & Survey Resources

Polling Resources

Methods 101 : Random Sampling

Methods 101 is a video series from the Pew Research Center  designed to help the public understand the methods used in Pew's survey research.

Pew conducts monthly polls on major policy issues and describes itself as "an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues."

Freely accessible websites that compile public opinion data:

US Media Polling Resources

The following are links to various major US media outlets' polling divisions.

Pollingreport.com

"An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion."