Research

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.

 

 

August 20, 2014: California Poll/The Field Institute -- California-wide Poll on Voter Views of the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California and Recent Proposals Aimed at Improving the State’s Health Care System

Topics: Health, Economic Opportunity (Access to Benefits)

August 7, 2014: CBS News -- Nationwide Poll on Immigration, Politics, and a Look at Hispanics in the US

Topics: Economic Opportunity, Health

August 6, 2014: The AP/GfK Poll -- Nationwide Poll on a Survey of the American General Populations

Topics: Economic Opportunity

Aug. 2014: Pew Research Center -- Nationwide Poll on Views of Job Market Tick Up, No Rise in Economic Optimism

Topics: Workers and Poverty, Health, Economic Opportunity, Place-Based

July 30th, 2014: Kaiser Family Foundation -- California-wide Poll on Where Are California’s Uninsured Now?

Health, Economic Opportunity (Access to Benefits)

July 28, 2014: Harris Poll -- Nationwide Poll of the State of the Economy

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity, Health and Poverty, Place-Based, Aging and Poverty

July 28, 2014: Economist/YouGov -- Nationwide Poll on Job Availability in Six Months

Topics: Workers and Poverty, Economic Opportunity

July 22, 2014: Public Policy Polling on behalf of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Americans United for Change -- Nationwide Poll on Views of Living Off Minimum Wage

Topic(s): Workers and Poverty - Job Quality

July 16, 2014: Pew Research Center -- Nationwide Poll on the Condition of the United States

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity, Workers and Poverty – Job Quality

July 15-21, 2014: Kaiser Family Foundation -- Nationwide Poll on Kaiser Health Tracking

Health, Aging

July 10, 2014: Harris Poll -- Nationwide Poll on Retirement and Healthcare Expenses

Topic(s): Aging and Poverty, Health and Poverty, Workers – Job Quality

July 10, 2014: Reason-Rupe -- Nationwide Poll on Millennials: The Politically Unclaimed Generation

Topics: Economic Opportunity, Racial Equity, Workers and Poverty (Job Quality), Health, Education, Hunger

July 8, 2014: Harris Poll -- Nationwide Poll of Views on Economic Inequality

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity, Education and Poverty, Pathways to Employment, Workers and Poverty – Job Quality

July 1, 2014: CBS News Poll -- Nationwide Poll on the Progress of Getting Rid of Racial Discrimination

Topic(s): Racial Equity

June 23, 2014: Center for American Progress--Nationwide Poll on Paid Leave and Role of Women in the Workplace

Topic(s): Women and Poverty; Workers and Poverty - Job Quality

June 12, 2014: Pew Research Center -- Nationwide Poll of Views on Government Benefits and Race

Topic(s): Racial Equity, Workers and Poverty, Access to Benefits, Aging and Poverty

June 9, 2014: Economist/YouGov--Nationwide Poll on Social Security and Unemployment

Topic(s): Aging and Poverty, Workers and Poverty

June 4, 2014: CBS News--Nationwide Poll on Social Security’s Future Benefits

Topics(s): Aging and Poverty, Workers and Poverty - Access to Benefits, Tax and Budget

May 22, 2014: Harris Poll--Nationwide Poll on the Causes of Hunger

Topic(s): Hunger

May 12, 2014: Harris Poll--Nationwide Poll on the Perception of Civil Rights and Opportunity

Topic(s): Racial Equity

April 4, 2014: Harvard University Institute of Politics--Nationwide Poll on Young Americans’ Attitudes Towards Politics and Public Service

Topic(s): Workers and Poverty, Education, Racial Equity

April 9, 2014: Democracy Corps--Nationwide Poll on Poverty, Social Welfare Programs, and Poverty

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity: Access to Benefits, Aging and Poverty, Workers and Poverty: Job Quality

May 19, 2014: Associated Press/National Opinion Research Center--Nationwide Poll of Adults Over 40 Years old on Perceptions of Medicaid

Topic(s): Health, Aging and Poverty

April 23, 2014: Harris Poll--Nationwide Poll on Perceptions of Economic Inequality

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity, Place-Based, Workers and Poverty: Job Quality, Racial Equity

March 26, 2014: Kaiser Family Foundation--Nationwide Poll on the Expansion of Medicaid

Topic(s): Health, Aging and Poverty