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Public Opinion Research

Sources of information for locating public opinion

Locating Articles Using Databases

Start with the databases listed below  to locate articles that provide public opinion data on a particular topic.

Basic search strategy:

Your topic and any or all of the following words:

"public opinion"
poll*
attitude*
survey*

place phrases in quotes:
"public opinion"

use * for truncation:
attitude* = attitude or attitudes

Examples:

Researching public opinion on the government in Brazil or Argentina or Chile 
("public opinion" or attitude* or survey* or poll*) and (brazil or argentina or chile) and government

Researching public opinion about abortion
abortion and ("public opinion" or attitude* or survey* or poll*)

 

All the databases listed below are Ebscohost databases and can be searched together to remove duplicates.
Once in one database, click on - choose databases - and add all or additional individual databases.