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Political Behavior and Attitudes
The Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA)
Founded in 1992, CORA contains hundreds of surveys and provides direct online access to over 25 years of public opinion survey data, collected by major survey research firms in Canada. CORA makes these commercial and independent surveys available to the academic, research and journalistic communities. Some on-line data analysis procedures require registration.

CQ Voting and Elections Collection
CQ Voting and Elections Collection is a research and reference tool on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships. Users can generate customized datasets about various aspects of elections in America. Topics include: Presidential Elections, includes explanations of the presidential electoral process, analyses and data for historical and modern presidential elections, modern voting behavior, key events and issues, and biographies; Congressional Elections including explanations of the congressional electoral process, including reapportionment and redistricting; data for historical and modern congressional elections; analyses of modern congressional elections; modern voting behavior; modern district profiles; key events and issues; and biographies; Gubernatorial Elections including explanations of the gubernatorial electoral process and data for historical and modern gubernatorial elections; Campaigns and Elections including the American system of voting and elections, electoral process and reform, media, interest groups, and the impact of money; Political Parties including the party system in America, including party strength and control, and profiles Democratic, Republican, and third parties; and Voters and Demographics including expansion of voting rights, voter turnout, voting behavior, modern county census data, and modern district profiles.

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Data Archive
The Center is an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. The center conducts regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories and chart trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes. You may download data from data archive for use in research, publications, or presentations. You may search the poll database by keyword or topic area of interest.

Pew Global Attitudes Project
The Pew Global Attitudes Project is a series of worldwide public opinion surveys that encompass subjects ranging from people's assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. More than 175,000 interviews in 54 countries have been conducted as part of the project's work. Topics include attitudes toward the U.S. and American foreign policy, globalization, terrorism, and democratization. Data from 2001 – 2005 are available to download.

Public Policy Institute of California Statewide Survey
Since 1998, PPIC has conducted a California statewide survey. The purpose of of this survey is to provide independent, objective, nonpartisan information on the social, economic, and political attitudes and policy preferences underlying ballot choices in statewide races and citizens' initiatives. PPIC provides data on California as a free service. The PPIC data are not meant to be comprehensive, but to cover areas in which PPIC has expertise and for which data are not readily available from other sources. You may download data from the PPIC Data Depot for use in research, publications, or presentations. You may search the PPIC Statewide Survey’s poll data by keyword, phrase, and/or date. It contains questions and results from more than 180,000 Californians interviewed by PPIC since 1998.
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