Cornell faculty, staff, and students can access Gallup World Poll and U.S. Daily Tracking Poll data at the respondent level. The years of coverage are roughly 2006 to present. Beginning in 2020, Cornell added access to respondent-level data for the Gallup Poll Social Series (GPSS) and the Gallup Panel COVID-19 Survey. In addition, in 2022, access to polls on Confidence in Institutions and Race Relations was added to the available data.
You must be a current Cornell faculty, student, or staff member to access Gallup World Poll data.
Requesting World Poll Data
Gallup’s World Poll surveys adults in more than 160 countries, representing more than 99% of the world’s population using randomly selected, nationally representative samples. Gallup typically surveys 1,000 individuals in each country using a standard set of core questions that has been translated into the major languages of each country.
Before requesting data, please see the Getting Started guide and the Worldwide Research Methodology and Codebook. The Codebook will give you information about all available variables in the datasets. There are other guides available as well in the google folder. You can also access information about questions asked and variables using the Gallup World Poll Reference Tool. You will need to create your user account to access the tool. This will only give you access to information about the questions asked and variables. It will not give you access to the data.
Your data extract should be informed by research questions with logical boundaries (geography, time, etc). For example, data from Germany on social concerns in the year 2015. Make a list of variables that you need in your extract including the variable name (e.g., WP1223). Your extract will only include the requested variables so consider demographic and methodological variables as well.
Once you have an idea of what you need, please fill out the CCSS Research Support team's data request form. Email CCSS-ResearchSupport@cornell.edu if you have questions.
The data extraction has a week turnaround. We will verify your status and give you access to the data through Box.
Requesting US Daily Tracking Poll
The process for getting access to respondent-level data from the Gallup U.S. Daily Tracking is similar to the World Poll Survey. There is no comparable discovery tool for U.S. Daily Tracking poll questions, however. Users need to consult the codebooks and available variables across years.
Follow the same process of assembling question variables as described in the World Poll section above. The only significant difference is that you need to indicate variables for the geographic location of the respondent and we highly recommend that you request weight variables as well.
Requesting COVID-19 Panel Data
The COVID-19 web survey began on March 13, 2020 with daily random samples of U.S. adults, aged 18 and older who are members of the Gallup Panel. Approximately 1,200 daily responses were collected from March 13 through April 26, 2020. From April 27 to August 16, 2020 approximately 500 daily responses are being collected. Starting August 17, 2020, the survey moved from daily surveying to a survey conducted one time per month over a two-week field period (typically the last two weeks of the month).
The Gallup Panel is a probability-based, nationally representative panel of U.S. adults. Members are randomly selected using random-digit-dial phone interviews that cover landline and cellphones and address-based sampling methods. The Gallup Panel is not an opt-in panel. Gallup weights the obtained samples each day to adjust for the probability of select and to correct for nonresponse bias. Nonresponse adjustments are made by adjusting the sample to match the national demographics of gender, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity, education and region. Demographic weighting targets are based on the most recent Current Population Survey figures for the aged-18-and-older U.S. population.
Before requesting data, please see the Gallup Panel COVID-19 Survey Methodology and Codebook. Once you have an idea of what you need, please fill out the CCSS Research Support team's data request form. Email CCSS-ResearchSupport@cornell.edu if you have questions.
Requesting Gallup Poll Social Series (GPSS)
The Gallup Poll Social Series (GPSS) dataset is a set of public opinion surveys designed to monitor U.S. adults’ views on numerous social, economic, and political topics. The topics are arranged thematically across 12 surveys and change each month. Gallup administers these surveys during the same month every year and includes the survey’s core trend questions in the same order each administration. More information is available on the Gallup website: https://www.gallup.com/175307/gallup-poll-social-series-methodology.aspx As each month has a unique codebook, contact CCSS-ResearchSupport@cornell.edu to discuss your interests and start the data request process.
Requesting Confidence in Institutions Data
Starting in 1973, Gallup started measuring the confidence level in several US institutions like Congress, Presidency, Supreme Court, Police, etc. The included dataset includes data from 1973-2021 and data is collected once per year. Users should consult the list of available variables.
Requesting Race Relations Poll Data
The Race Relations Poll includes topics that were previously represented in the GPSS Minority Relations Survey that ran through 2016. The Race Relations Survey was conducted November 2018. Users should consult the codebook for this poll before making their request.