In this edition:  Roper By the Numbers, Mitofsky Event, New Data Providers, Stonewall, Roper Roundtable, Fellowships and Staff, Pundits on the Line, Recently Developed Methods Collection.
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Roper By The Numbers
It’s been an exciting summer at the Roper Center! During the last three months, we have added 46 new datasets and 3,221 new questions to the Roper iPoll database. We also welcomed 8 new member institutions and had 92,618 user sessions from individual members who visited the Roper Center website. Read on to learn more about our new data providers, our new Recently Developed Methods Collection, and recent Center Fellowships in the fall issue of Roper Data Dive below.

Peter K. Enns
Executive Director, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Associate Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University
New Data Providers
The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP), home of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, was established in 1971. Now celebrating five decades and over 200 public opinion polls on the state of New Jersey, ECPIP is the oldest and one of the most respected university-based state survey research centers in the United States. To read more about ECPIP and view all their press releases and published research, please visit their website. To find Eagleton data in the Roper archive, click here.

In 2017, Knight Foundation launched a major initiative to support the role of strong, trusted journalism. The initiative advances a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing problems of misinformation and declining trust in media by supporting technologists, journalists, academic institutions and others passionate about solving the information challenges of our day. In addition to grantmaking, Knight has partnered with Gallup on a research series to better understand Americans’ evolving opinions of the media and inform solutions. Find Knight Foundation data here.

From one-night “blitz” polls to highly complex studies of rare populations, SSRS takes the pulse of public opinion as it relates to politics, policy, attitudes and experiences. Research partners such as the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Urban Institute, as well as leading news media outlets such as CBS News and The New York Times, rely on SSRS to help them measure and report Americans’ attitudes, experiences, and behaviors. Find SSRS data links, collaborations and more here.
Conference Review
We were thrilled by the attendance and visitors to our booth at the AAPOR conference in Toronto, Ontario. The new Roper iPoll portal was on display in our exhibit booth along with information on the new Recently Developed Methods Collection and the new acquisitions and transparency policy. Our Friends of Roper social event was a smashing success - thank you to everyone who stopped by!
The ASA Conference in New York City was a big success as well, with Associate Director Brett Powell and Membership Coordinator Alexis Bortle offering Roper iPoll demonstrations to attendees who visited our exhibit booth.

The 2019 conference season closed with a busy exhibition display at APSA in Washington D.C., where Brett and Marketing Coordinator Henry Smith promoted Roper iPoll as well as our expanding resource collection on elections and presidents.

2019 Mitofsky Graduate Research Fellow-Jimena Valdez
Jimena is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her research focuses on the political economy of the euro, including public opinion towards the Eurozone crisis and the policy responses. Prior to starting her Ph.D. studies, Jimena has worked at the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, and at Torcuato Di Tella University (in Buenos Aires, Argentina).  More information here. 

2019 Kohut Fellow-Nina Obermeier
Nina is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Government at Cornell University. Her research focuses on public opinion toward different aspects of international economic integration and toward global governance. Prior to starting her Ph.D. studies, Nina has worked at a trade association in Brussels and at the University of Oxford. More information here.

2019 Kohut Fellow-George Spisak
George is a doctoral student in Development Sociology. His dissertation work focuses on the changing relations of sovereignty that are embodied in three distinct areas: maritime piracy, intellectual property law, and international hazardous waste disposal. Before graduate school, George worked as a commodities broker and later coordinated annual collection of faculty data for Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. More information here.
Pundits on the Line: What the Polls Tell Us About 2020
Mark your calendars for Pundits on the Line! Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 4:00 to 5:00 PM EDT. POTL is a conference call and inside look at 2020 polling with expert analysis from Cornell University.  RSVP here. 

Peter K. Enns – Executive Director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, co-director of the Cornell Center for Social Sciences, and Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University.
Jonathon P. Schuldt – Associate Professor of Communication and a Faculty Affiliate at the Roper Center at Cornell University.
Mitofsky Event: Save the Date

Tickets and tables are now available for this year’s Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research reception and dinner on Thursday, November 14th. Join us in recognizing the 2019 recipient, Patricia Moy

Buy Tickets Now
While in New York City for the Mitofsky event, consider attending a panel discussion on the Big Challenges -- As They Have Unfolded to Date -- for the 2020 U.S. Census.  Co-sponsored by the Roper Center, NYAAPOR and the Academy of Political Science, the list of panelists includes Margo Anderson, danah boyd, Mark Hansen, Melva M. Miller, and James Treat.  This event is free but seating is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP online or call (212) 870-2500.

Fifty Years Since Stonewall: The Change in Public Opinion

Polls measuring the changes in public opinion around LGBTQ issues have increased in frequency and broadened in scope, shifting focus as new debates came to the forefront of public discussion.  They provide a microcosm of the transformation in social awareness and understanding of LGBTQ people and their experiences. Read the full Issue Brief here.
Roper Roundtable
Mark your calendars for the next installment of the free Roper Center User Educations Series The Roper Roundtable!  Interested in public opinion data from Asia or know researchers who are? Join us for an overview of Roper’s Asian collection, including over 400 datasets and 14,000 translated toplines from Japan, new data from Hong Kong and the Philippines, unique historical data from Thailand and India, and multi-country polls. Register today for the discussion on Weds. October 16th at 1PM
New Members
Live in the Archive: Recently Developed Methods Collection
In 2018, The Roper Center Board of Directors moved to create a collection of surveys produced via recently developed methods. The first study in this collection is the AP VoteCast Exit Poll, which is a probability-based, state-by-state survey of registered voters that is combined with a large opt-in survey of Americans conducted online. Access the AP VoteCast date here.  Also recently added is data from MTSU Poll. These studies are polls using recently developed methods including registration-based sampling (RBS). MTSU surveys are available here.
Welcome to the Roper Center!
Data Processor – Joseph Burgess
Joseph Burgess is a Data Processor at the Roper Center. He works closely with the other members of the data team to process, maintain, and share various datasets. Joseph currently holds a BA/BS in American Studies and Sociology from Creighton University. He previously worked in politics and election administration in and around Upstate NY. 

Applications Programmer – Joshua Lewis

Josh is an Applications Programmer for the Roper Center. He is responsible for designing and implementing software systems to support the goals and vision of the Center. He previously worked on retirement software for a financial institution. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in computer science. 

Data Processor – Sarah Wolfe

Sarah Wolfe is a Data Processor at the Roper Center. She works closely with the other members of the data team to process, maintain, and share various datasets. She currently holds a BA in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz. 

The complete Roper Center staff page is here.

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