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COMM 212: Public Speaking & Professional Presentation Guide

Recommended Pro/Con Databases: Provides Comprehensive Overviews of Debated Issues


Public opinion surveys are often used in persuasive writing.  iPoll provides public opinion data from The Roper Center, the largest archives of public opinion information. iPOLL is a comprehensive database of questions and answers asked in the US since 1935. Most of the major survey research organizations that have done work in the areas of social and political research in the United States are represented in iPOLL.

Among them are The Gallup Organization, The Roper Organization, Louis Harris and Associates, the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press.