Public Opinions Project

The Global Public Opinions Project (GPOP) is an innovative comparative research initiative that unites international researchers from different countries with the main purpose to advance general and scholarly knowledge of public opinion.

The project introduces a unique interpretation of its central concept, namely public opinion, and examines it as part of an extensive analytical framework. Its broad data collection scheme results in the most comprehensive research efforts in the field. Its unique method (dyadic ratios algorithm) allows for the analysis of public opinion’s different dimensions, forms and expressions – and this across numerous countries and through time.

The truly comparative perspective to GPOP’s analysis of public opinion provides a wide range of opportunities for scholars with different interests and preferences, going from very issue-specific accounts of public opinion to more eclectic interpretations.

For more detailed information regarding the project, including the data, the method, its collaborators and the output, please visit