In this edition:  Recently Developed Methods Collection and Transparency Project, New and Unusual Data, 2019 Mitofsky Award Winner, Conference Schedule, Data Briefs, Roper Giveaway Contest
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Recently Developed Methods Collection and Transparency Project
The Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University is pleased to announce that the archive has expanded its acquisitions policy to include recently developed survey methods, including online non-probability samples. The addition of a Recently Developed Methods collection will result in a major expansion to the world's largest public opinion database.

Roper Center is also introducing the Roper Center Transparency Project aimed at increasing disclosure and data sharing in the field of public opinion polling. Click here to read the full release. To archive your data, email us.
New Data Spotlight
A large number of Monmouth University Polling Institute polls are now live in the archive, and we are adding more every day! We have processed almost 1400 questions in iPoll, and 40 studies with full data sets available in ASCII, SPSS, Stata, and CSV. Some of the studies have scanned reports, press releases and other materials. Here’s a link to the collection of Monmouth questions in Roper iPoll.

We recently received 825 datasets from the University of Hong Kong’s Public Opinion Programme. This collection represents the views of over 698,000 respondents from over 583 questions, with many repeated trend items from 2007-2018. These datasets will be made available over the coming months. 
Roper Conference Schedule

We were thrilled by the attendance and visitors to our booth at the recent ACRL 2019 Conference (Association of College & Research Libraries) in Cleveland, OH. Our member appreciation event was a huge success—thank you to everyone who stopped by! We found the city of Cleveland to not only rock, but nosh with the best of them. We hope to see you at an upcoming conference!

Upcoming Conferences for the Roper Center

AAPOR: American Association for Public Opinion Research 74th Annual Conference, May 16-19, Toronto, ON, Canada
ASA: American Sociological Association 114th Annual Meeting, August 10-13, New York, NY
APSA: American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting, August 29-Sept. 1, Washington, DC


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2019 Warren J. Mitofsky Award  Winner Announced

Join us as we gather to recognize this year’s Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research recipient, Patricia Moy.

Save-the-date - Thursday, November 14Support the Roper Center and reserve your seats here.

Before the recognition dinner, Roper Center, NYAAPOR and the Academy of Political Science will co-sponsor a panel discussion on the 2020 Census. Watch for more details on this event.

Live in the Archive: Post-War German Data Sets

Studies of post-World War II public opinion in Germany are exceedingly rare. However, a selection of Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach surveys from this time, recently converted from column binary format by the Roper Center, are now available. These fascinating surveys measured the opinions of national adults in Germany between February 1950 and August 1952.

In the News

Roper Center and Digital Divide Data (DDD) believe that opportunity should have no boundaries, so we've partnered to help young data professionals in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya to empower themselves through education and employment. Please learn more about this organization online.

Column Binary
In the early days of public opinion research, field interviewers carried stacks of paper questionnaires to mark respondents’ answers. Those completed forms were then transferred manually to paper punch cards.
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research processes a large volume of these column binary data sets annually. If you want to learn more about the unique curation process behind bringing these paper treasures into modern data formats, dig into “Data Archaeology – Uncovering the Past Through Column Binary Conversion.”
Recent Member Publications
Interested in seeing some of the research being performed using Roper archive data? This page shares a selection of our member’s recent publications. Have you published something recently using Roper data? Drop us a line and we will be happy to include it, as well as promote it in our media channels. 
Nelson Mandela
April 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's election as President of South Africa. Learn about American’s views of Mandela in an issue brief by Roper iPoll Acquisitions Manager Carl Brown.
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