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.

 

 

September 4 - 8, 2013: Pew Research Center Political Survey - Nationwide poll on U.S. economic issues and federal policies relating to poverty

Topic(s): Tax and Budget, Economic Opportunity

August 23-September 3, 2013: Public Religion Research Institute Hispanic Values Survey - Poll on Hispanic values regarding minimum wage

Topic(s): General

August 23-September 3, 2013: Public Religion Research Institute Hispanic Values Survey---Nationwide poll on growing gap between rich and poor

Topic: Economic Opportunity

August 9 - 22, 2013: Gallup Poll – Nationwide poll on racial bias in jobs, income, and housing

Topic(s): Racial Equity

August 3 - 5, 2013: Fox News Poll—Nationwide poll on food stamps and welfare

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity

August 1-11, 2013: Pew Research Center Poll—Nationwide poll on racial equity

Topic(s): Racial Equity

July 25 - 30, 2013: Monmouth University Poll-- Nationwide poll on how much poor families have benefited from President Obama’s policies

Topic(s): General

July 18 - 21, 2013: United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll - Nationwide poll on health care reform and the poor

Topic(s): General

July 10 - 15, 2013: Democracy Corps Poll - Nationwide poll on poverty and government benefits

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity

July 10-15, 2013: Democracy Corps/Women’s Voices Poll - Nationwide poll on economic security and working families

Topic(s): Women

June 20 - June 23, 2013: United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll---Nationwide poll on immigrant eligibility for government benefits.

Topic(s): General

June 20 - June 24, 2013: Gallup Poll---Nationwide poll on satisfaction with the federal government’s work on poverty.

Topic(s): General

June 13- July 5, 2013: Gallup Poll –Nationwide poll on racial bias in jobs, income, and housing

Topic(s): Racial Equity

June 4 - 9, 2013: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll - Nationwide poll on health insurance benefits and wages

Topic(s): Health, Economic Opportunity

May 30 - June 16, 2013: Public Religion Research Institute/Brookings Institution---Economic Values Survey

Topic(s): General

May 30-June 2, 2013: NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll---Nationwide poll on reasons for the continuing problem of poverty.

Topic(s): General

May 28 – June 3, 2013: Center for Rural Affairs Poll---Survey of registered voters living in rural communities and small towns

Topic(s): Rural Poverty

May 4 - May 5, 2013: Gallup Poll---Nationwide poll on prioritizing reducing poverty and inequality.

Topic(s): General

April 25, 2013: Being In the Middle Class Means Worrying About Falling Behind

Topic(s): General

April 24-28, 2013: CBS News/New York Times Poll---Nationwide poll on programs to reduce government spending

Topic(s): General

April 15-20, 2013: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll---Nationwide poll on expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income people

Topic(s): Health, Economic Opportunity

April 11-14, 2013: ABC News/Washington Post Poll---Nationwide poll on support for a guest worker program for low-skilled workers.

Topic(s): General

April 11-29, 2013: Pew Social Trends Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Survey---Nationwide poll of LGBT adults on views of poor people.

Topics(s): General

March 26-April 1, 2013: Quinnipiac University Polling Institute---Nationwide poll on increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid coverage

Topic(s): Health, Economic Opportunity

March 25-27, 2013: Morning Joe/Marist Poll---Nationwide poll on reducing the federal budget deficit

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity; Health