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 2013 Simon Poll interviewed 600 registered voters across Illinois. For the entire sample, the statistical margin for error is plus or minus 4 percentage points. The Democratic subsample of 310 respondents has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.5 percentage points, and the Republican subsample of 186 respondents has a margin of error of 7.2 percentage points. Poll conducted from January 27 through February 8, 2013.

Areas covered:

General outlook, Guns and Society. Legislative Redistricting, Illinois Pensions, Illinois Budget, Illinois 2014 primary election, medical marijuana, 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 gun rights, abortion, gay marriage, medical marijuana, Legislative Redistricting, Illinois Pensions

SimonPoll.SPSS.2013.sav (94 kB)
Simon Poll, 2013. SPSS dataset

SimonPoll.dataset.2013.csv (89 kB)
Simon Poll, 2013. dataset csv

SimonPoll.metadata.2013.csv (7 kB)
Simon Poll, 2013. metadata csv

Crosstabs.SimonPoll.2013.pdf (835 kB)
Simon Poll, 2013, Demographic crosstabs