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Must be on campus to create MyData account using your CNU email address!
Your MyData account is validated for off campus downloads for the next six months. Every time you log in to the ICPSR website from on campus, that is extended another six months.
"ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction... Are you interested in determining the average age at which men versus women begin smoking? What if you need to know whether age at marriage differs between your region of the country and other regions, or about differences in political attitudes based on age, gender, education, race, or ethnicity? These and countless other questions can be answered by studies in the ICPSR data holdings. Please note that ICPSR does not provide publications, reports, or ready-made statistics. What we do supply are the numeric raw data used to create publications, reports, and figures. To view findings that others have published, select the "related literature" link for a given data set on the search results page or at the top of each study description. This will take you to a bibliography of publications based on that data, with links to online reports, when available." New users will need to create a MyData account to access features. CNU is an ICPSR Direct member institution and creating an account permits you to download data available only to ICPSR members.
Samples of Included Survey Data
ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
American Public Opinion and United States Foreign Policy Series
CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
National Black Election Study Series
National Youth Survey (NYS) Series
Voice of the People Series
Using ICPSR for Opinion Polls
ICPSR does give access to data from various opinion polls.
The data can be downloaded.
This can be useful if you want to manipulate the data in statistical software such as SPSS, analyze it and draw your own conclusions.
ICPSR doesn't analyze the data and give you easy to use results, charts or statistics.