Collects, preserves, and disseminates public opinion data, serving as a resource to help improve the practice of survey research, thus broadening the understanding of public opinion through the use of survey data in the United States and around the world.
The GSS gathers data on contemporary American society in order to monitor and explain trends and constants in attitudes, behaviors, and attributes. Hundreds of trends have been tracked since 1972. In addition, since the GSS adopted questions from earlier surveys, trends can be followed for up to 70 years.
The GSS contains a standard core of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Among the topics covered are civil liberties, crime and violence, intergroup tolerance, morality, national spending priorities, psychological well-being, social mobility, and stress and traumatic events.
Altogether the GSS is the single best source for sociological and attitudinal trend data covering the United States. It allows researchers to examine the structure and functioning of society in general as well as the role played by relevant subgroups and to compare the United States to other nations.
The GSS aims to make high-quality data easily accessible to scholars, students, policy makers, and others, with minimal cost and waiting.
Included in this archive are the Harris Polls, the National Network of State Polls, a few polls from Spain and Latin America, the Odum Institute's own Carolina Polls and Southern Focus Polls, and the 1970 U.S. Census Data.
ACS is the premier source for detailed information about the American people and workforce. It helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities.
The U.S. government's official web portal. It is an easy-to-search, free access website designed to give users a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites.