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Public opinion polls on most public issues, including government, education, military, health care, the economy.
Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center conducts many studies on world and national issues, such as the economy, education, energy, the legal system, etc.
Roper Center Archives
The Center’s mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate public opinion data; to serve as a resource to help improve the practice of survey research; and to broaden the understanding of public opinion through the use of survey data in the United States and abroad. Most of the surveys in the Roper Center were conducted on national samples, but there are also some state and local surveys, as well as a number of surveys of special populations of interest. Nearly all of the surveys are based on representative samples drawn according to the best practices of the time.
Technique and Writing
Includes 5,000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, including sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, interviews and debates. The Top 100 Speeches section has full text, audio and video of the most significant American speeches of the 20th century, and is updated annually. The Movie Speeches section has 200+ movie clips known for their speeches. Rhetorical Figures in Sound provides 200+ short audio and video clips which illustrate stylistic speech practices, such as alliteration and synecdoche. The website is maintained by Michael Eidenmuller of University of Texas at Tyler.
Created by University of Hawai'i Maui Community College Speech Department, this guide to writing speeches contains information and help for the process of writing speeches, from picking a topic to doing research up through writing the speech. Links on this page include tips on practicing and delivering your speeches.
This handout from the Writing Center at the University of North Carolina offers practical advice and tips for writing speeches. This page also includes a link to the UNC Libraries citation tutorial.