This dataset cumulates all of the Field Polls from 1956 through the most recent year available to the general public. It includes a selection of variables that were used in multiple surveys over that period.
Complete datasets for the individual Field Polls are available on the UCDATA Web site.
The Field Poll, established in 1945 as The California Poll by Mervin Field, has operated continuously as an independent, non-partisan, media-sponsored public opinion news service. Each year the Field Polls cover a wide range of political and social topics examining California public opinion. Continuing measures are made of voter support for leading political figures vying for major state and federal offices, job ratings of important political figures and reactions to significant political events. Voter awareness, understanding and predispositions of major campaign issues and salient statewide ballot propositions are also tracked over time.
UC DATA, a member of The Field Institute Academic Consortium, serves as the distributor of data from the Field Polls. Data are made available to members of the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU) systems, and the general public in accordance with a licensing agreement. UC membership in the Consortium is funded by the UC Office of the President. CSU Consortium membership is funded by the Social Science Research and Instructional Council (SSRIC).
Disclaimer to use when publishing work based on these data:
Data for this study, originally collected by the Field Research Corporation, were provided by the University of California Data Archive & Technical Assistance (UCDATA). UCDATA is not responsible for the analysis and interpretation of the data appearing here.