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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Providing access to the world's voice since 1947

three stars

87.25

136 Hoy Road Rhodes Hall, Room 651
Ithica, NY 14853
tel: (607) 255-8129   Web Site
EIN: 51-0173238

Board Leadership
Robert Shapiro
Chair

CEO
Peter K. Enns
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.25 three stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.8%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.21
  Program Expenses Growth -2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roper Center for Public Opinion Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roper Center for Public Opinion Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (NY) 87.25 three stars
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 90.01 four stars
Livewell Colorado (CO) 90.94 four stars
CLASP (DC) 91.55 four stars
The Center for Democracy and Technology (DC) 88.83 three stars

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Founded in 1947, the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is a leading educational facility in the field of public opinion. The Center exists to promote the intelligent, responsible and imaginative use of public opinion in addressing the problems faced by Americans and citizens of other nations. In an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment, the Roper Center hopes to foster increased international understanding and to promote cross-national research. Through the maintenance of the world's largest archive of survey data, and through its programs, presentations and advanced research, the Roper Center strives to improve the practice of survey research and the use of survey data in the United States and abroad.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $221,112
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $62,055
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $283,167
   Program Service Revenue $935,576
Total Primary Revenue $1,218,743
   Other Revenue $4,025
TOTAL REVENUE $1,222,768
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $988,838
   Administrative Expenses $245,241
   Fundraising Expenses $7,354
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,241,433
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-18,665
   
Net Assets $1,775,754

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Preservation of Archival Materials $988,838 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 87.25 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 83.73 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.73 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 82.39 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 85.79 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0173238
Name in IRS Master File ROPER CENTER FOR PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH INC
NTEE Code W05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (61) Library
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Peter Enns Executive Director $5,888

Founded in 1947, the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is a leading educational facility in the field of public opinion. The Center exists to promote the intelligent, responsible and imaginative use of public opinion in addressing the problems faced by Americans and citizens of other nations. In an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment, the Roper Center hopes to foster increased international understanding and to promote cross-national research. Through the maintenance of the world's largest archive of survey data, and through its programs, presentations and advanced research, the Roper Center strives to improve the practice of survey research and the use of survey data in the United States and abroad.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (NY) 87.25 three stars
National Institute on Money in State Politics (MT) 97.17 four stars
Foundation for Economic Education (GA) 91.45 four stars
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 90.77 four stars
RESULTS Educational Fund (DC) 94.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
136 Hoy Road
Rhodes Hall, Room 651
Ithica, NY 14853
tel: (607) 255-8129
fax: (860) 486-6308
EIN: 51-0173238

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Board Leadership

Robert Shapiro
Chair

CEO

Peter K. Enns
Executive Director

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