Holdings Information for: RDS Study 1080

Gallup Poll Social Series (GPSS)


Survey data

Public opinion

The Gallup Poll Social Series (GPSS) 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. Gallup administers these surveys during the same month every year and includes the survey's core trend questions in the same order each administration. Using this consistent standard allows for unprecedented analysis of changes in trend data that are not susceptible to question order bias and seasonal effects.

Gallup conducts one GPSS survey per month, with each devoted to a different topic, as follows:

January: Mood of the Nation

February: World Affairs

March: Environment

April: Economy and Finance

May: Values and Beliefs

June: Minority Rights and Relations (conducted periodically)

July: Consumption Habits

August: Work and Education

September: Governance

October: Crime

November: Health

December: Lifestyle (conducted periodically)

This data holding includes the Feburary survey about world affairs, the March survey about Environment, the April survey about Economy and Finance, the June survey about Minority Relations and the August survey about Work and Education. Gallup also collected a similar dataset about Minority Relations in 2018. For patrons who need surveys of the other months, contact with the Research Data Services ( please.

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