Polling Place

The Polling section includes a collection of recent opinion survey questions about poverty, low-income Americans, and topics related to economic opportunity from major public opinion polls around the country. The section is updated frequently in order to provide timely public opinion resources drawn from major national surveys.

Each polling entry includes the date and source of the poll, the survey question and results, and the methodology.

Be sure to check our issue sections for survey questions sorted by topic area.



May 4, 2015: NBC/News Wall Street Journal - Nationwide poll on the income gap

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity

April 29, 2015: Monmouth University Polling Institute - Nationwide poll on race

Topic(s): Racial equity

April 26-30, 2015: NBC/News Wall Street Journal - Nationwide poll on important issues

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity

April 8-14, 2015: Kaiser Family Foundation - Nationwide poll on Medicaid

Topic(s): Health

April 2, 2015: ABC News/ Washington Post - Nationwide poll on the state of the economy

Topic(s): General

Mar. 20, 2015: Economist/YouGov - Nationwide poll on job growth

Topic(s): Economic opportunity, pathways to employment

March 17, 2015: Public Policy Institute of California - California poll on government

Topic(s): Economic opportunity, connecting people to opportunity

March 10, 2015: NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll - Nationwide poll on state of economy

Topic(s): General

March 6-12, 2015: Kaiser - Health tracking poll

Topics: Health, Economic Opportunity (access to benefits)

February 19, 2015 - Quinnipiac University Poll - Nationwide poll on taxes and earning class.

Topic(s): Tax and Budget

Feb 19, 2015: Associated Press/ GfK - Nationwide poll on cost of higher education

Topic(s): Education, Tax and Budget

Feb 19, 2015: Pew Research Center - Nationwide poll on divide between poor and rich.

Topic(s): Pathways to Employment, Economic Opportunity, Connecting People to Opportunity

February 18-22, 2015: Pew Research Center - Nationwide poll on economic disparity

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity (Access to benefits)

Pacific Life Foundation Announces $6 Million 2015 Giving Program

“In Omaha, Nebraska, $297,500 was granted to 20 local agencies. Grants will fund a wide range of programs including health and human services for homeless and low-income families, after-school enrichment and arts programming for disadvantaged youth, and senior support services.”

Jan 17-21: Associated Press/ GfK - Nationwide poll on economic condition

Topic(s): General

Jan 11-17: Harris Poll - Nationwide poll on financial condition

Topic(s): General

Jan 25-27, 2014: Economist/ YouGov - Nationwide poll on job satisfaction

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity

Jan 5-8, 2014: Gallup - Nationwide poll on income and wealth distribution

Topic(s): General

Jan 17-21, 2014: CBS News – Nationwide poll on income inequality

Topic(s): General

Jan 15-19, 2014: Pew Research Center/ USA Today – Nationwide poll on government assistance

Topic(s): General

Jan 29-Feb 2: Associated Press/ GfK - Nationwide poll on the state of income distribution

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity, Workers, Job Quality

December 11-14, 2014: Washington Post-ABC News poll – Nationwide poll on personal finances

Topic(s): General

Dec 8-10, 2014: Harris Poll—Nationwide poll on discrimination

Topic(s): Racial Equity, Place Based, Workers and Poverty

December 2, 2014: EdSource -- Statewide Poll of Californians on Expanding Pre-school Programs to Serve Low-Income Kids

Topic(s): Education, Early Childhood

November 19, 2014: Gallup -- Nationwide Poll on the Job Market

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity