The mission of the non-partisan Paul Simon Public Policy Institute polling is to provide citizens, policy-makers, and academic researchers with objective information about trends and issues facing society.

The 2014 Simon Poll interviewed 1,001 registered voters across Illinois. The margin of error is 3 percent at the 95 percent confidence level for the entire sample. Poll conducted from February 12-25, 2014

Areas covered:

Illinois 2014 primary election, Illinois Governor Head-to-head matchups, Illinois Budget, Illinois Political Reform, Political Corruption, Guns and Society, News Sources, Health Care, abortion and gay marriage. Demographic information is also included, covering age, race, gender, income, political party affiliation, employment, household income, and religious activities. Respondents ZIP Codes are included. FIPS, County, Primary City, Latitude and Longitude constructed from ZIP Code.


Copyright Notice: The “Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Poll,” the “Simon Poll” and the “Southern Illinois Poll” are the copyrighted trademarks of the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University. Use and publication of these polls is encouraged – but only with credit to the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIUC.

Date created


Geographic coverage

Illinois, statewide


Illinois Politics, Illinois Polling, Simon Poll, Election Polling, Primary Polling, 2014 Illinois Primary, Illinois Governor's race, Illinois Budget, Illinois Political Reform, Corruption, Illinois Corruption, Political Corruption, Illinois gun rights, abortion, gay marriage, health care, Illinois health care

SimonPoll.SPSSdata.2014.sav (500 kB)
Simon Poll, 2014. SPSS dataset

SimonPoll.dataset.2014.csv (271 kB)
Simon Poll, 2014. dataset csv

SimonPoll.Metadata.2014.csv (16 kB)
Simon Poll, 2014. metadata csv

Crosstabs.SimonPoll.2014Sp.pdf (1367 kB)
SP 2014, Demographic crosstabs