Survey Data

Below are links to sources of public opinion and attitude surveys. When using numeric information, remember that using another’s charts, statistics etc. without acknowledgment is plagiarism. To avoid plagiarism, make sure the reasoning and argument of your paper are your own and that outside sources are properly credited. For citation guidelines, the Simon Fraser University guide for citing data products is very useful.

  • Canadian Opinion Research Archive[CORA]: A source for Canadian public opinion survey data. There is free access to some very useful data on Canadians’ political, social and economic lives. Here is a guide to using CORA
  • Pew Research Center: Informs on issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world through polling data.
  • World Values Survey: A global research project that explores people’s values and beliefs, how they change over time and what social and political impact they have. It is carried out by a worldwide network of social scientists who, since 1981, have conducted representative national surveys in almost 100 countries.
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