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The Field Poll:

The Field Poll, or the California Poll, was established in 1947 by Mervin Field and has operated continuously as an independent, non-partisan, media-sponsored public opinion news service. They cover a wide range of political and social topics, including:
  • approval of important national and statewide political figures,
  • reactions to significant political events and hot button issues,
  • opinions on California ballot propositions,
  • voter awareness,
  • understanding and predispositions of major campaign issues,
  • party affiliation, and
  • demographics.

Access to Field Poll Data:
To access the data:
Students, faculty and staff at the University of California (UC) and California State Universities (CSUs) may use all available Field Poll data**.

The general public and researchers at other academic institutions may also use Field Poll data. However, the Field data are subject to a 2 year embargo period. This means the general public may access the poll data two years after the date of the poll. Links to the available data are found below.

A New Look – On-Line Analysis in Newest Version of SDA:
Does the SDA interface look different to you? Yes! On-Line Analysis and Search of the Field Polls now invokes the latest version of SDA, SDA4.0. This new version of SDA offers a better interface, that's more like a desktop application with rich, dynamic components. But don’t worry, if you still want to use the old version of SDA, click here.

UC and CSU affiliates:
  • SEARCH the Field Polls. Explore Field Poll questions to find out which polls interest you. Use key words to explore the polls back to 1956. The search function is an SDA tool. SDA is “Survey Documentation & Analysis,” a web-based GUI. The search will return dates, full question text and responses.
  • ANALYZE the data on-line. Click on the title of a poll in the list below. This will open the poll in the SDA interface. SDA is “Survey Documentation & Analysis,” a web-based GUI, with which you can do detailed analyses in a point and click fashion.
  • DOWNLOAD the data via ftp. These will link UC and CSU affiliates to all Field Polls, including the embargoed data, via IP authentication.
Other researchers, non-UC/CSU academic institutions, or general public:
  • SEARCH the Field Polls. Explore Field Poll questions to find out which polls interest you. Use key words to explore the polls back to 1956. The search function is an SDA tool. SDA is “Survey Documentation & Analysis,” a web-based GUI. The search will return dates, full question text and responses.
  • ANALYZE the data on-line. Click on the title of a poll in the On-Line Analysis section below. This will open the poll in the SDA interface. SDA is the “Survey Documentation & Analysis” web-based GUI, with which you can do detailed analyses in a point and click fashion.
  • DOWNLOAD data by clicking on a poll title in the On-Line Analysis section below. This will invoke the SDA interface, which provides a menu of data and documentation to download.

Your Responsibility:
The Field Institute Use Agreement:
Any embargoed data obtained by UC or CSU affiliates remains the property of UC DATA. When downloading embargoed data from UC DATA, you agree not to share the data with anyone other than students, faculty, or staff of the University of California or the California State University.

Published work or any form of public dissemination must include the following disclaimer: Data for this study, originally collected by the Field Research Corporation, were provided by the University of California Data Archive & Technical Assistance (UCDATA). UCDATA is not responsible for the analysis and interpretation of the data appearing here.

Press Releases:
The Field prepares several press based on the latest polls every year. Mervin Field and the Field Corporation have done this since 1946 providing contemporaneous interpretations of opinion on current events in California from 1946 through the present. BROWSE the press releases.

On-Line Analysis:
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Analyze the Cumulative Field Poll (1956-2006) via SDA:
California Poll, Cumulative (1956-2006)

Analyze Polls On-line via SDA for the years 2010-current (most recent at top):
California Poll 12-04 || Sep 7 - 18, 2012
California Poll 12-03 || June 21 - July 2, 2012
California Poll 12-02 || May 21 - 29, 2012
California Poll 12-01 || Feb 2 - 18, 2012

California Poll 11-03 || Sep 1 - 12, 2011
California Poll 11-02 || Jun 3 - 13, 2011
California Poll 11-01 || Feb 28 - Mar 14, 2011

California Poll 10-06 || Oct 14 - 26, 2010
California Poll 10-05 || Sep 14 - 21, 2010
California Poll 10-04 || Jun 22 - Jul 5, 2010
California Poll 10-03 || May 27 - Jun 2, 2010
California Poll 10-02 || Mar 9 - 15, 2010
California Poll 10-01 || Jan 7 - 17, 2010

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Analyze Polls On-line via SDA for the years 2005-2009 (most recent at top):
California Poll 09-03 || Sep 18 - Oct 5, 2009
California Poll 09-02 || Apr 16 - 26, 2009
California Poll 09-01 || Feb 20 - Mar 1, 2009

California Poll 08-06 || Oct 18 - 28, 2008
California Poll 08-05 || Sep 5 - 14, 2008
California Poll 08-04 || July 8 - 14, 2008
California Poll 08-03 || May 17 - 26, 2008
California Poll 08-02 || Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2008
California Poll 08-01 || Jan 14 - 20, 2008

California Poll 07-04 || Dec 10 - 17, 2007
California Poll 07-03 || Oct 11 - 21, 2007
California Poll 07-02 || Aug 3 - 12, 2007
California Poll 07-01 || Mar 23 - Apr 1, 2007

California Poll 06-07 || Nov 17 - Dec 12, 2006
California Poll 06-06 || Oct 23 - 30, 2006
California Poll 06-05 || Sep 14 - 24, 2006
California Poll 06-04 || July 10 - 23, 2006
California Poll 06-03 || May 22 - 31, 2006
California Poll 06-02 || Apr 3 - 10, 2006
California Poll 06-01 || Feb 13 - 27, 2006

California Poll 05-04 || Oct 18 - 24 and 25 - 30, 2005
California Poll 05-03 || Aug 19 - 29, 2005
California Poll 05-02 || June 13 - 19, 2005
California Poll 05-01 || Feb 8 - 17, 2005

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Analyze Polls On-line via SDA for the years 2000-2004(most recent at top):
California Poll 04-05 || Sept 24 - Oct 3, 2004
California Poll 04-04 || July 30 - Aug 8, 2004
California Poll 04-03 || May 18 - 24, 2004
California Poll 04-02 || Feb 5 - 18, 2004
California Poll 04-01 || Jan 5 - 13, 2004

California Poll 03-04 || Sept 3 - 7, 2003
California Poll 03-03 || Aug 10 - 13, 2003
California Poll 03-02 || July 1 - 13, 2003
California Poll 03-01 || Apr 1 - 6, 2003

California Poll 02-05 || October 24 - 30, 2002
California Poll 02-04 || Aug 26 – Sept 3, 2002
California Poll 02-03 || April 19 - 25, 2002
California Poll 02-02 || Feb 22 - 25, 2002
California Poll 02-01 || Jan 23 - 27, 2002

California Poll 01-04 || Dec 3 - 11, 2001
California Poll 01-03 || Sep 7 - 10, 2001
California Poll 01-02 || May 11 - 20, 2001
California Poll 01-01 || Jan 12 - 16, 2001

California Poll 00-06 || Oct 27 – 31, 2000
California Poll 00-05 || Oct 4 - 8, 2000
California Poll 00-04 || Aug 18 - 22, 2000
California Poll 00-03 || June 8 - 18, 2000
California Poll 00-02 || Feb 22 - Mar 4, 2000
California Poll 00-01 || Feb 1 - 6, 2000

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Analyze Polls On-line via SDA for the years 1995-1999(most recent at top):
California Poll 99-02 || Aug 16 - 22, 1999
California Poll 99-01 || Mar 3 - 14, 1999

California Poll 98-07 || Oct 22 - Nov 1, 1998
California Poll 98-06 || Sep 27 - Oct 5, 1998
California Poll 98-05 || Aug 18 - 24, 1998
California Poll 98-04 || May 20 - 26, 1998
California Poll 98-03 || Apr 20 - 28, 1998
California Poll 98-02 || Mar 5 - 15, 1998
California Poll 98-01 || Jan 29 - Feb 2, 1998

California Poll 97-04 || Nov 12 – 23, 1997
California Poll 97-03 || Aug 14 -24, 1997
California Poll 97-02 || May 9 – 18, 1997
California Poll 97-01 || Feb 11 - 17, 1997

California Poll 96-07 || Oct 29 - Nov 4, 1996
California Poll 96-06 || Oct 25 - 28, 1996
California Poll 96-05 || Oct 1 - 9, 1996
California Poll 96-04 || Aug 29 - Sep 7, 1996
California Poll 96-03 || June 10 - 16, 1996
California Poll 96-02 || Mar 15 - 20, 1996
California Poll 96-01 || Feb 21 - 25, 1996

California Poll 95-04 || Dec 3 - 10, 1995
California Poll 95-03 || Aug 24 - Sept 4, 1995
California Poll 95-02 || May 16 - 22, 1995
California Poll 95-01 || Feb 23 - Mar 1, 1995

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Analyze Polls On-line via SDA for the years 1990-1994(most recent at top):
California Poll 93-02 || May 14 - 22, 1993
California Poll 93-01 || Feb 1 - 8, 1993

California Poll 92-08 || Oct 25 - 30, 1992
California Poll 92-07 || Oct 3 - 10, 1992
California Poll 92-06 || Sep 8 - 15, 1992
California Poll 92-05 || July 22 - 28, 1992
California Poll 92-04 || May 27 - 30, 1992
California Poll 92-03 || May 6 - 9, 1992
California Poll 92-02 || Mar 18 - 21, 1992
California Poll 92-01 || Jan 13 - 18, 1992

California Poll 91-04 || Nov 20 - 25, 1991
California Poll 91-03 || Sept 19 - 25, 1991
California Poll 91-02 || May 30 - June 10, 1991
California Poll 91-01 || Feb 7 - 12, 1991

California Poll 90-06 || Oct 23 - 30, 1990
California Poll 90-05 || Oct 4 - 10, 1990
California Poll 90-04 || Aug 17 - 27, 1990
California Poll 90-03 || May 29 - June 3, 1990
California Poll 90-02 || May 1 - 8, 1990
California Poll 90-01 || Feb 2 - 10, 1990

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Analyze Polls On-line via SDA for the years 1985-1989 (most recent at top):
California Poll 89-05 || Dec 4 - 13, 1989
California Poll 89-04 || Oct 23 - 28, 1989
California Poll 89-03 || July 12 - 23, 1989
California Poll 89-02 || Apr 13 - 22, 1989
California Poll 89-01 || Jan 23 - 31, 1989

California Poll 88-07 || Oct 31 – Nov 2, 1988
California Poll 88-06 || Oct 10 - 16, 1988
California Poll 88-05 || Sep 6 - 13, 19 88
California Poll 88-04 || July 22 - 29, 1988
California Poll 88-03 || May 16 - 22, 1988
California Poll 88-02 || April 6 - 10, 1988
California Poll 88-01 || Feb 17 - 21, 1988

California Poll 87-04 || Oct 28 – Nov 13, 1987
California Poll 87-03 || July 24 – Aug 1, 1987
California Poll 87-02 || Apr 3 - 10, 1987
California Poll 87-01 || Jan 20 - 27, 1987

California Poll 86-06 || Oct 27 – Oct 30, 1986
California Poll 86-05 || Sept 24 – Oct 2, 1986
California Poll 86-04 || July 24 – Aug 2 1986
California Poll 86-03 || May 27 - 31, 1986
California Poll 86-02 || May 2 - 7, 1986
California Poll 86-01 || Mar 17 - 26, 1986

California Poll 85-04 || Nov 18 – Dec 2, 1985
California Poll 85-03 || July 31 – Aug 6, 1985
California Poll 85-02 || Apr 30 – May 7, 1985
California Poll 85-01 || Jan 28 – Feb 4, 1985

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Analyze Polls On-line via SDA for the years 1980-1984(most recent at top):
California Poll 84-07 || Oct 27 - 30, 1984
California Poll 84-06 || Oct 8 - 12, 1984
California Poll 84-05 || Sep 4 - 9, 19 84
California Poll 84-04 || May 29 - 4, 1984
California Poll 84-03 || May 9 - 14, 1984
California Poll 84-02 || April 11 - 18, 1984
California Poll 84-01 || Feb 1 - 9, 1984

California Poll 83-03 || Oct 7 - 22, 1983
California Poll 83-02 || June 14 - 22, 1983
California Poll 83-01 || Mar 1 - 9, 1983

California Poll 82-07 || Oct 24 - 31, 1982
California Poll 82-06 || Oct 1 - 4, 1982
California Poll 82-05 || Aug 23 - 27, 1982
California Poll 82-04 || May 28 – June 2, 1982
California Poll 82-03 || Apr 30 – May 6, 1982
California Poll 82-02 || Mar 18 - 23, 1982
California Poll 82-01 || Jan 15 – 20, 1982

California Poll 81-04 || Oct 26 – Nov 1, 1981
California Poll 81-03 || July 31 – Aug 8, 1981
California Poll 81-02 || Apr 2 - 11, 1981
California Poll 81-01 || Jan 16 - 23, 1981

California Poll 80-06 || Oct 15 - 18, 1980
California Poll 80-05 || Aug 30 – Sept 4, 1980
California Poll 80-04 || July 18 - 24, 1980
California Poll 80-03 || May 9 - 15, 1980
California Poll 80-02 || Apr 2 - 8, 1980
California Poll 80-01 || Feb 9 - 14, 1980

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Analyze Polls On-line via SDA for the years 1975-1979(most recent at top):
California Poll 79-04 || Nov 12 - 19, 1979
California Poll 79-03 || Aug 20 - 27, 1979
California Poll 79-02 || May 3 - 15, 1979
California Poll 79-01 || Feb 10 - 19, 1979

California Poll 78-09 || Oct 30 - Nov 1, 1978
California Poll 78-08 || Sept 17 - 24, 1978
California Poll 78-07 || Aug 12 - 28, 1978
California Poll 78-06 || May 29 - 31, 1978
California Poll 78-05 || May 1 - 8, 1978
California Poll 78-04 || Mar 27 - Apr 3, 1978
California Poll 78-03 || Feb 17 - 20, 1978
California Poll 78-02 || Feb 11 - 23, 1978
California Poll 78-01 || Jan 7 - 15, 1978

California Poll 77-04 || Sep 23 - Oct 10, 1977
California Poll 77-03 || Jun 17 - Jul 2, 1977
California Poll 77-02 || Mar 9 -19, 1977

California Poll 75-05 || Nov 8 - 15, 1975
California Poll 75-04 || Nov 1 - 12, 1975
California Poll 75-03 || Aug 6 - 13, 1975
California Poll 75-02 || May 3 - 14, 1975
California Poll 75-01 || Feb 15 - Mar 3, 1975

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Analyze Polls On-line via SDA for the years 1970-1974(most recent at top):
California Poll 74-08 || Nov 6 - 17, 1974
California Poll 74-07 || Oct 20 - 30, 1974
California Poll 74-06 || Sept 30 - Oct 2, 1974
California Poll 74-05 || Aug 2 - 12, 1974
California Poll 74-04 || May 27 - 29, 1974
California Poll 74-03 || Apr 29 - May 4, 1974
California Poll 74-02 || Apr 10 - Apr 10, 1974
California Poll 74-01 || Feb 4 - 9, 1974

California Poll 73-05 || Oct 27 - Nov 1, 1973
California Poll 73-04 || Oct 27 - 28, 1973
California Poll 73-03 || Aug 4 - 13, 1973
California Poll 73-02 || May 7 - 19, 1973
California Poll 73-01 || Feb 5 - 10, 1973, 1973

California Poll 71-05 || Oct 28 - Nov 6, 1971
California Poll 71-04 || Aug 2 - 8, 1971
California Poll 71-03 || May 15 - 22, 1971
California Poll 71-02 || Apr 24 - May 2, 1971
California Poll 71-01 || Jan 26 - Feb 8, 1971

California Poll 70-07 || Oct 24 - 27, 1970
California Poll 70-06 || Oct 2 - 10, 1970
California Poll 70-05 || Aug 3 - 10, 1970
California Poll 70-03 || May 23 -25, 1970
California Poll 70-02 || May 4 - 11, 1970
California Poll 70-01 || Feb 02 - 08, 1970


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Analyze Polls On-line via SDA for the years 1965-1969(most recent at top):
California Poll 69-03 || Aug 6 - 10, 1969
California Poll 69-02 || May 1 - 4, 1969
California Poll 69-01 || Feb 10 - 17, 1969

California Poll 68-06 || Oct 18 - 21, 1968
California Poll 68-04 || Jul 01 - 15 , 1968
California Poll 68-03 || May 15 - 18, 1968
California Poll 68-02 || Mar 15 - 19, 1968
California Poll 68-01 || Jan 15 - 23, 1968

California Poll 67-05 || Nov 08 - 13, 1967
California Poll 67-04 || Sep 08 - 14, 1967
California Poll 67-03 || Jun 24 - 30, 1967
California Poll 67-02 || Apr 27 - May 03, 1967
California Poll 67-01 || Jan 24 - 29, 1967

California Poll 66-07 || Oct 27 - Nov 3, 1966
California Poll 66-06 || Sep 30 - Oct 04, 1966
California Poll 66-05 || Aug 20 - 25, 1966
California Poll 66-04 || Jun 16 - 20, 1966
California Poll 66-03 || May 14 - 17, 1966
California Poll 66-02 || Mar 29 - Apr 02, 1966
California Poll 66-01 || Jan 29 - Feb 05, 1966

California Poll 65-04 || Oct 29 - Nov 3, 1965
California Poll 65-03 || July 24 - 28, 1965
California Poll 65-02 || Mar 26 - Apr 1, 1965
California Poll 65-01 || Jan 7 - 12, 1965

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Analyze Polls via SDA for the years 1960-1964(most recent at top):
California Poll 64-07 || Oct 23 - 28, 1964
California Poll 64-06 || Oct 2 - 7, 1964
California Poll 64-05 || Aug 31 - Sep 5, 1964
California Poll 64-04 || May 20 - 23, 1964
California Poll 64-03 || May 1 - 9, 1964
California Poll 64-02 || Mar 23 - 28, 1964
California Poll 64-01 || Jan 4 - 11, 1964

California Poll 63-04 || Nov 15 - 21, 1963
California Poll 63-03 || Sep 26 - 30, 1963
California Poll 63-02 || July 19 - 24, 1963
California Poll 63-01 || Feb 27 - Mar 3, 1963

California Poll 62-06 || Oct 30 - Nov 1, 1962
California Poll 62-05 || Oct 9 - 14, 1962
California Poll 62-04 || Sep 13 - 19, 1962
California Poll 62-03 || July 12 - 19, 1962
California Poll 62-02 || Mar 23 - 30, 1962
California Poll 62-01 || Feb 1 - 7, 1962

California Poll 61-03 || Sep 30 - Oct 6, 1961
California Poll 61-02 || May 27 - Jun 2, 1961
California Poll 61-01 || Feb 15 - 22, 1961

California Poll 60-07 || Nov 1 - 3, 1960
California Poll 60-06 || Oct 22 - 26, 1960
California Poll 60-05 || Sep 23 - 28, 1960
California Poll 60-04 || Aug 26 - Sep 21, 1960
California Poll 60-03 || July 2 - 8, 1960
California Poll 60-02 || Apr 15 - 21, 1960
California Poll 60-01 || Feb 18 - 25, 1960


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Analyze Polls On-Line via SDA for the years 1956-1959(most recent at top):
California Poll 58-06 || Oct 17 - 22, 1958
California Poll 58-05 || Oct 4 - 8, 1958
California Poll 58-04 || Sep 6 - 11, 1958
California Poll 58-03 || July 4 - 10, 1958

California Poll 57-01 || Feb 2 - 8, 1957

California Poll 56-05 || Aug 25 - Sep 2, 1956
California Poll 56-04 || May 7 - 13, 1956


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Complementary Data Resource:
The Public Policy Institute of California Statewide Survey is a data resource that is complementary to the Field Polls. Since 1998, PPIC has conducted a survey on the social, economic, and political attitudes and policy preferences in California-wide races and initiatives.


The Limited English Proficiency Survey for the California Public Utilities Commission:

In 2012 and 2013, Field Research Corporation conducted the Limited English Proficiency Survey for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).


Two surveys were completed. The primary survey collected information on the customer satisfaction of the limited English proficiency (LEP) population in California with their residential telephone service. The survey devoted most of its resources to the collection of telephone interviews among the largest segments of the LEP customer population in California. A sample of English proficient telephone customers of any ethnicity was also surveyed for comparison purposes.

A second survey was completed to examine reasons people choose to go without telephone service. This was done by conducting interviews with a subsample of LEP customers, and for comparison English proficient customers, who reported going without telephone service at some point during in the past five years.

Field Research's reports to the CPUC on this study, which includes a standalone volume describing the survey methods used to conduct the surveys can be found on the CPUC web site.

Analyze these surveys on-line and/or download data files and data documentation by following the links below:

LEP Customer Survey || March 2012 - January 2013
English Comparison Customer Survey || March 2012 - January 2013
LEP Non-Customer Survey || March 2012 - January 2013
English Comparison Non-Customer Survey || March 2012 - January 2013


**UC DATA, a member of The Field Institute Academic Consortium, serves as the distributor of data from the Field Polls. Data are made available to members of the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) systems in accordance with a licensing agreement. UC membership is funded by the UC Office of the President. CSU membership is funded by the Social Science Research and Instructional Council (SSRIC).
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