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Gallup Polling Data for Research: Data Talk by Jerry R. Hansen

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Green Library - Tierney Room 121A

Join the Gear Up for Social Science Data Extravaganza in Green Library for a talk by Jerry Hansen.

Learn how the data from the Gallup US Daily Tracking and World Polls can uniquely enrich your research. A variety of time series plots and cross-tabs from these two polls can be viewed via Stanford Libraries’ subscription to Gallup Analytics.

The Gallup US Daily Tracking Poll, begun in 2008, is a nationally representative poll of about 1500 adults per week. Questions provide unique and detailed insights into Americans' opinions and perceptions of important political and economic issues, as well as the current events that affect the world, the U.S., and their lives.  With almost 1900 variables and large sample sizes that accumulate over time, the US Daily Tracking Poll will allow you to slice and dice the its microdata to fairly detailed breakdowns by demographic categories or geography.

The Gallup World Poll, begun in 2005, is an annual poll of more than 2600 variables from over 160 countries that include 99% of the world's adult population.  The World Poll tracks the opinions and perceptions of the adult population of these countries on the most important issues worldwide, such as food access, employment, leadership performance, and well-being.

Jerry Hansen joined Gallup in 1996 and works with the Gallup Analytics team to provide tools that allow access to unique data sets from their 100 year longitudinal poll of the world, and their daily studies of public opinion from the United States.  Jerry's long tenure with Gallup began as an interviewing manager specializing in challenging methodology, complicated call designs, and overseeing foreign language interviewing. Drawing on his academic research credentials, Jerry took on a consulting role in the Los Angeles division, working on some of the company’s largest accounts in the technology, automotive, publishing, and retail industries. In 2003, Jerry moved to Gallup’s Beijing office to lead the client services team in China. In 2005, he took up the Client Services Director position for Asia-Pacific, and fostered Gallup’s expansion into the Middle East in 2008.  In 2013, Jerry moved to the Gallup offices in Irvine, California to take on his current role as Learning and Design Consultant.

This Data Talk is part of the Fall 2019 Gear Up for Social Science Data Extravaganza.

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Stanford Libraries, GSB Library & Lane Medical Library. Jerry Hansen is an invited speaker at Stanford Libraries' 2019 Gear Up For Social Science Data Extravaganza.
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