The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. ICPSR data are made available through a license to the CSU, and are not to be provided to non-CSU personnel.
|General Social Survey (GSS)
Both the individual year and cumulative General Social Surveys are freely available for downloading.
The Field (California) Poll has operated continuously since 1947 as an independent, non-partisan, media-sponsored public opinion news service and has issued over 2,000 different reports. Field data are made available through a license to the CSU, and are not to be provided to non-CSU personnel.
|Instructional Data Subsets
Links to data and codebooks that can be used on a stand alone basis as instructors see fit.
Founded in 1947, the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is the leading educational facility in the field of public opinion. The Center exists to promote the intelligent, responsible and imaginative use of public opinion in addressing the problems faced by Americans and citizens of other nations. In an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment, the Roper Center hopes to foster increased international understanding and to promote cross-national research. Through the maintenance of the world's largest archive of survey data, and through its programs of publication, presentation and advanced research, the Roper Center strives to improve the practice of survey research and the use of survey data in the United States and abroad. Roper data are made available through a license to the CSU, and are not to be provided to non-CSU personnel.
In addition to the data resources to which the CSU subscribes, there are a growing number of other (mostly publicly available) sources of data.
Last updated: July 17, 2013.