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 1,006 registered voters across Illinois.

Plus or minus 3 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. The margin for error will be larger for demographic, geographic and response subgroups.

Areas covered:

Illinois 2014 general election, Illinois Governor, Illinois Budget, Illinois Political Reform, Political Corruption, Guns and Society, views on local police force, 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.


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.

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Date issued


Geographic coverage

Illinois, statewide


Illinois Politics, Illinois Polling, Simon Poll, Election Polling, 2014 Illinois General Election, Governor, abortion, gay marriage, Legislative Redistricting, Financial disclosure in politics, Special Interest influence, Corruption, Political reform, Financial disclosure, 2014 election, Illinois Budget, police, policing, militirization, redistricting

SimonPoll.SPSSdata.Fall2014.sav (247 kB)
Simon Poll, Fall 2014. SPSS dataset

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Simon Poll, Fall 2014. dataset csv

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Simon Poll, Fall 2014. metadata csv

Crosstabs.SimonPoll.2014Fa.pdf (1278 kB)