Health Poll Database

Health Poll Database

Health Poll Database, produced by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University, is a collection of public opinion data from health polls conducted in the United States. Polls were produced by a range of organizations, including major news organizations (such as ABC News, Axios, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, LA Times, NBC News, New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post) and organizations with health interests (including AARP, The Commonwealth Fund, National Sleep Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, KFF, Public Agenda, and many more). 

Polls date from 1930 to the present and were conducted using a variety of methods, including face-to-face, telephone, and online polling. Polls cover a wide range of health topics of public interest during this time period, including tuberculosis, STDs, polio, insurance, cancer, birth control, smoking, environmental health risks and pollution, cancer, HIV & AIDS, obesity, the Affordable Care Act, opioid abuse, Ebola, Zika, COVID-19, and more.

The poll questions in Health Poll Database are a subset of the broader Roper iPoll database. The Health Poll Database offers health-specific searching and browsing methods not found in Roper iPoll.

Dates covered

1930s - present.

Resource types
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research