Cornell Chronicle: Roper Center launches Health Poll Database

Cornell Chronicle: Roper Center launches Health Poll Database. “Supported by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the new database offers the public unprecedented access to questions and results from more than 85 years of U.S. national polls on health-related topics. This new resource promotes an understanding of public opinion on a broad range of health issues.”

Microsoft: Survey or quiz your friends and family with Microsoft Forms, now available for personal use

Microsoft: Survey or quiz your friends and family with Microsoft Forms, now available for personal use. “Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Microsoft Forms for personal use. Forms enables you to create a survey or quiz on any topic and works on any device via the web and the Office mobile app– making it easy to capture the information you need anywhere, anytime.”

New York Times: Would You Go to a Movie Right Now? Republicans Say Yes. Few Others Do.

New York Times: Would You Go to a Movie Right Now? Republicans Say Yes. Few Others Do.. “A majority of Republicans say they would feel comfortable flying on an airplane, eating indoors in a restaurant or seeing a movie in a theater. Large majorities of Democrats and political independents say they would not. Those findings, from a survey conducted in early July for The New York Times by the online research firm SurveyMonkey, show how opinions about the pandemic increasingly fall along partisan lines. Separate data on mobility shows the same partisan split in actual behavior — and it can’t be explained by differences in the prevalence of the virus itself.”

Pew: Three Months In, Many Americans See Exaggeration, Conspiracy Theories and Partisanship in COVID-19 News

Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!- yes, I must do it here too.): Three Months In, Many Americans See Exaggeration, Conspiracy Theories and Partisanship in COVID-19 News. “As Americans continue to process a steady flow of information about the coronavirus outbreak – from changing infection and death rates to new testing protocols and evolving social distancing guidelines – they give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health organizations the highest rating when it comes to getting the facts right. And they give Donald Trump and his administration the lowest rating for ‘getting the facts right’ among five key sources of COVID-19 information, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 9,654 U.S. adults conducted June 4-10, 2020, as part of the American News Pathways project.”

Techdirt: Turns Out Most People Still Don’t Hate ‘Big Internet’ As Much As Politicians And The Media Want Them To

Techdirt: Turns Out Most People Still Don’t Hate ‘Big Internet’ As Much As Politicians And The Media Want Them To. “The good folks over at The Verge have done a big consumer survey of people’s general opinions of various big internet companies and it shows that most people still like these internet services, and believe, on the whole, that they make their lives better, not worse. Even the services that get the ‘worst’ grades, still get over a 60% ‘favorable’ rating, while Amazon, Google, YouTube, Netflix, Microsoft, and Apple all come in over 80% positive (with Amazon, Google, and YouTube breaking 90%).”

BusinessWire: Democracy Fund, UCLA Release First Dataset From Largest 2020 Public Opinion Study (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: Democracy Fund, UCLA Release First Dataset From Largest 2020 Public Opinion Study (PRESS RELEASE). “The Democracy Fund Voter Study Group and UCLA today released the first dataset from its massive study of the American electorate. The project completes roughly 6,250 interviews each week – totaling 500,000 interviews in advance of the 2020 election. This data release promotes a better understanding of Americans’ views in this vitally important election year.”

Poynter: Poll results are about to flood news feeds across the United States. Here’s what voters should look for when reading them.

Poynter: Poll results are about to flood news feeds across the United States. Here’s what voters should look for when reading them.. “As the 2020 election pushes ahead, voters will be seeing poll results in their news feed — lots of them. But not all polls are created equal, and it can be hard to put the results into the proper context. PolitiFact participated in a workshop hosted by the Poynter Institute (which owns PolitiFact) on understanding election polling. Here are some suggestions about what voters should pay attention to when reading polls.”

Pew: What our transition to online polling means for decades of phone survey trends

Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW): What our transition to online polling means for decades of phone survey trends. “The fact that many public opinion surveys today are conducted online is no secret to avid poll watchers. What is not well known, however, is what this migration to online polling means for the country’s trove of data documenting American public opinion over the past four decades, on issues ranging from abortion and immigration to race relations and military interventions. Specifically, can pollsters just add new online results to a long chain of phone survey results, or is this an apples-to-oranges situation that requires us to essentially throw out the historical data and start anew?”

Ontario Council of University Libraries: Ontario University Libraries openly release over seven decades of historical public opinion polls and guide

Thanks to Paul P. for this heads-up from Ontario Council of University Libraries: Ontario University Libraries openly release over seven decades of historical public opinion polls and guide. “In advancement of library open access and collaborative stewardship of digital data in Canada, Ontario university libraries are pleased to announce the release of over seven decades of important public opinion data to the broader academic community and the public.”

The Verge: Facebook hired a full-time pollster to monitor Zuckerberg’s approval ratings

The Verge: Facebook hired a full-time pollster to monitor Zuckerberg’s approval ratings. “Tavis McGinn applied for a job at Facebook last year hoping to work in market research. He had previously spent three years at Google, where he helped large advertisers refine their marketing campaigns across the company’s family of products. But part way through the interview process at Facebook, the recruiter told McGinn the company had something else in mind for him. How would he like to track the public perception of Mark Zuckerberg?”