National Network of State Polls Overview
One of the Odum Archive’s holdings housed in
the Dataverse Network is the archive of the
National Network of State Polls or NNSP.
The NNSP archive of state polls is the largest
available collection of state-level survey data.
The archive contains nearly 70,000 items from
more than 740 studies contributed by 44 survey
organizations in 25 states.
Currently, some of the surveying organizations
have their own dataverses in the Odum
These dataverses allow organizations to archive
their own survey data promoting virtual access
One of the surveying institutions with their own
dataverse is the Indiana University’s Center for
From here any user can find state-level data
collected from Indiana polls.
So any user can easily search this dataverse,
for instance I'll search for religion and hit go
to find studies polling Indiana residents about
topics concerning religion.
You can also jump into a survey. For instance I’ll
go into the Indiana Poll from 2001.
From here I can look over the cataloging
information or I can enter the Documentation,
Data, and Analysis tab.
And from here I can download the survey data or
I can access the subset and analysis to run
analysis on the data file.
I can also easily go into Indiana University’s
website from this page and then browse around
the University's resources and information.
So these NNSP virtual archives allow users to
search within specific state polls.
And thus provide easy access to the surveying
organization’s recent and historic polls.
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