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.

 

 

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

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

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

March 4, 2014: Harris Interactive - Nationwide poll on Food Stamps

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

February 14, 2014: Marist College Institute for Public Opinion -- Nationwide poll on Economic Stimulus

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

February 12, 2014: Fox Broadcasting Company -- Nationwide poll on Wealth Distribution

Topic(s): General

Jan. 24-29, 2014: National Partnership for Women & Families: Paid Leave

Topic(s): Workers and Poverty

January 23, 2014: CBS News -- Nationwide poll on Wealth Distribution

Topic(s): General

January 15-19, 2014: Pew Research Center & USA Today - Nationwide survey on poverty

Topic(s): General

December 4-8, 2013: NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll-Nationwide Minimum Wage Pool

Topic(s): Workers and Poverty

November 14-17, 2013: United Technologies/National Journal Poll-Health Care Reforms Effect on the Poor

Topic(s): Health and Poverty

November 12-16, 2013: the Center for American Progress – nationwide survey of American attitudes 50 years after LBJ’s War on Poverty

Topic(s): General

November 5-6, 2013: Gallup Poll---Nationwide poll on raising the federal minimum wage

Topic: Economic Opportunity

October 10-13, 2013: Oklahoma State University Food Demand Survey - National poll on the Food Stamp Program

Topic(s): Economic Opportunity