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 1,000 registered voters across Illinois.

The margin of error for the poll is 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:

General outlook, approval of elected officials, Illinois budget, hydraulic fracturing, community development, veterans issues, media consumption, attitudes towards social groups, abortion and gay marriage. Demographic information is also included, covering age, race, gender, income, political party affiliation, employment, household income, neighborhood composition, 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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Geographic coverage

Illinois, statewide


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Simonpoll.2015.SPSSdata.sav (452 kB)
Simon Poll, Spring. 2015. SPSS dataset

simonpoll.spring.2015.metadata.csv (10 kB)
Simon Poll. Spring.2015.MetaData

SimonPoll.Spring.2015.dataset.csv (214 kB)
SimonPoll.2015.Crosstabs.pdf (2065 kB)
Demographic crosstabs