Acquisitions: Roper Center Public Opinion Archive Moving From UConn to Cornell University
From Cornell University:
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research – the world’s largest public opinion archive – will move from the University of Connecticut to Ithaca, where it will be known as the Roper Center at Cornell University, and casually as Roper@Cornell, on Nov. 7.
Founded in 1947, the Roper Center is a leading archive of social science data from public opinion surveys. The center collects, preserves and disseminates public opinion data and helps improve the practice of survey research.
It holds data dating from the 1930s to the present, and its collection includes more than 22,000 datasets – almost half of which are international public opinion polls.
After the University of Connecticut ended its relationship with the Roper Center, Cornell was selected to house the center following a highly competitive selection process that involved a detailed proposal and a site visit by Roper Center board members.
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