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Public opinion polls for historians

Public Opinion Quarterly

Public Opinion Quarterly

This is the major journal in the field. In print in RECAP; current decade in Stokes & Firestone; 1937-2005 in JSTOR, plus more current online issues in various other databases.

Internet resources

International Public Opinion Polls (guide from Columbia's university library)

Tips for searching the library catalog

There are several useful Subject Headings:

Public opinion polls

Search also subdivision Public opinion

  • under names of individual persons, corporate bodies, and topical subjects; also subdivision Appreciation
  • under names of individual literary or artistic persons; also subdivision Attitudes
  • under classes of persons and ethnic groups; also subdivisions Public opinion
  • or Foreign public opinion
  • under individual wars, e.g. World War, 1939-1945--Public opinion; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion; and subdivision Foreign public opinion
  • under names of countries, etc.