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.



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

Nov. 5, 2014: Gallup -- Nationwide Survey on Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Survey)

Topic(s): Hunger

November 1, 2014: Latino Decisions -- Nationwide Poll of Latino Adults on Economic Conditions

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

October 31, 2014: Marist -- Statewide Poll Weighing Jobs and Poverty Against Other Priorities for New York State

Topic(s): General

October 17, 2014: Baselice & Associates, Inc. -- Texas Statewide Poll on Poverty

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity, Education

September 25, 2014: CareerBuilder via Harris -- Nationwide Poll Of Employers On Minimum Wage

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

September 24, 2014: NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll -- Nationwide Poll Weighing Poverty, Housing, and Jobs Against Other Priorities for the State of New York

Topic(s): General

September 22, 2014: Harris -- Nationwide Poll On Personal Finances

Topic(s): General

September 22, 2014: CBS News/New York Times Poll -- Nationwide Poll Weighing Poverty/Homelessness Against other National Problems

Topic(s): General

September 18, 2014: CBS News/New York Times -- Nationwide Poll On Minimum Wage

Topic(s): Workers and Poverty (Job Quality)

September 16, 2014: Pew Research Center -- Nationwide Survey on Political Polarization and Typology

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

September 9, 2014: Economist/YouGov -- Nationwide Poll on Unemployment

Topic(s): Workers and Poverty

September 8, 2014: Gallup -- Nationwide Poll On Using Federal Funds To Expand Pre-K Education

Topic(s): Early Childhood, Education