News from the Roper Center

The classic version of the iPoll system was decommissioned in September. Visit to check out the enhanced features of the new Roper iPoll.

Roper’s data team prioritizes the processing of all COVID-19 surveys, often on a 24 to 48-hour turnaround. Researchers can access its Topic Tracker technology to chart COVID-19 survey question frequency in Roper iPoll. While the pandemic continues, all datasets related to COVID-19 in Roper’s collection are publicly available.

Roper is making available all public opinion surveys of Black Americans in the Roper data archive. These surveys of Black Americans span from 1945 to 2020. These data provide historical insight into how racial attitudes have changed in the United States and how the public currently views topics such as police brutality, race relations, and Black Lives Matter. Meanwhile all of the data in the Say Their Names, Hear Their Voices collection are freely available to the public on request.

Polls from Axios and Ipsos Public Affairs are now available at the Roper’s archive.

The Recently Developed Methods Collection (RDMC) is an extension of the searchable archive that includes online non-probability polls, mixed probability and non-probability methods polls, interactive voice response (IVR) polls, Registration-Based Sampling (RBS) sample polls, and other surveys utilizing recently developed survey-based public opinion research methods. Studies use RDMC are listed under a separate tab in the search result page.

The Roper Center will co-host two post-election panel events with the DC local chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (DC-AAPOR). Both panels are free and open to the public but require registration at

  • “Measuring Impact of Online Communications and Disinformation in Campaigns” is scheduled on November 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST.
  • “2020 Election Polling: A Postmortem” will be held on November 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST.
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