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Public Opinion Databases
Public opnion polls are typical sources of statistcs on people's beliefs. Search these databses using keywords to find opinion poll questions that ask about them.
iPOLL is a comprehensive, up-to-date source for U.S. nationwide public opinion providing tools to sift through nearly a half million questions asked on national public opinion surveys since 1935. Click on the iPOLL button to login.
Note: Keyword searching tends to be very strict, so be sure to use alternative spellings, variations and synonymous terms. Combine these terms with an "or" in between.
Polling the Nations
A compilation of public opinion surveys conducted in the United States and more than 80 other countries.
Note: Use the Search Form to select topics such as Paranormal, Supernatural, God, Creation, etc. to find opinion poll questions about beliefs in these areas. You can also limit to the American population by selecting "Country: United States" under the Universe option.
Gallup Poll Briefing
A weekly briefing of public opinion poll results from Gallup. This link allows you to browse through several years worth of this publication via EBSCO. Covers 1996-present.
Note: Click on the "Search within this publication" link to do a keyword search limited to the Gallup Poll Briefing. It may help to use the Advanced Search option and select SmartText Searching as the search mode.
Helpful Web Sites
- Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The Pew Forum conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. It also provides a neutral venue for discussions of timely issues through roundtables and briefings.