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Using the Roper Archive

Registration is required to access UML library subscription to the Roper Center For Public Opinion Research database. Use your UMass Lowell email address to complete the registration.


The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is the leading educational facility in the field of public opinion. The Center exists to promote the intelligent, responsible, and imaginative use of public opinion in addressing the problems faced by Americans and citizens of other nations.  In an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment, the Roper Center hopes to foster increased international understanding and to promote cross-national research. Through the maintenance of the world’s largest archive of survey data, and through its programs, presentations, and advanced research, the Roper Center strives to improve the practice of survey research and the use of survey data in the United States and abroad.

The Roper Archive:

  • Promotes the informed use of survey research and public opinion information.
  • Maintains and enlarges a web-based library of survey research and public opinion data.
  • Develops access tools for researchers to secure required information.
  • Increases international understanding and promoting cross-national research on political and social issues.