Infobase is proud to announce that it has acquired Polling the Nations, adding it to its list of online resources for high schools and academic and public libraries. Polling the Nations is an online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of more than 700,000 questions and responses from more than 18,000 surveys and 1,700 polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.
Polling the Nations’ sheer comprehensiveness makes it the best source for polling data, having more surveys from more sources in more countries than any other resource anywhere. Plus, having more than 30 years of outstanding reference material makes it easy for researchers to track changing public opinions on topics over time. For students, the information gained from polls is especially useful in pro/con discussions, debates, presentations, and reports; polling results make it possible to add real-life, up-to-date information on subjects covering a wide range of topics. Choice has described Polling the Nations as “a resource beyond compare in the polling field.”
In this era of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” Infobase is proud to provide reliable, trustworthy tools that will help librarians and educators encourage critical thinking and broaden the horizons of students and researchers.
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