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Public opinion sources from the free web
Independent and nonpartisan source of public opinion data
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion.
"Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems."
"The Harris Poll weekly column is one of the longest running, most respected proprietary surveys conducted by Harris Interactive measuring public opinion and is highly regarded throughout the world."
Real Clear Politics
Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day.
"Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world."
Opinion and Fact
1. something that actually exists; reality; truth
2. something known to exist or to have happened
3. a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true
opinion [uh-pin-yuh n]
1. a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty
2. a personal view, attitude, or appraisal
Factcheckers and Watchdog groups
The original non-partisan citizen's lobby, doing research and advocacy in ethics, campaign financing, voting and more.
From the Annenberg Public Policy Center, a non-partisan, non-profit "consumer advocate" for voters. NOTE new feature "SciCheck"which "focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims.'
Check on the truthiness of political assertions. Home of the "Truth-O-Meter"
Well known fact checking and myth busting site
The Sunlight Foundation
The Sunlight Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for open government globally and uses technology to make government more accountable to all.