In addition to the links on this page, Princeton University Library's Data & Statistical Services librarians have created a Data Catalog for identifying data sets on specific topics. As the links on the site are via Princeton’s servers some of their subscirption links will not work for us at UNM, but iif you identify a useful data set that is not freely available, check if UNM might have access by contacting me, Liz Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
Public opinion polls cover both political and sociological topics.
To learn more about polls, check out the tutorial on Polling Fundamentals (from the Roper Center). Designed for the novice, it provides definitions, examples, and explanations that introduce students to the field of public opinion research.
For an overview of the major polling websites (both free and subscription), review this article: Guide to Public Opinion Poll Web Sites.
Some useful websites and tools with poll information include: