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Opinion Polls and Statistics: Citation Examples & More

This guide will direct to polling results for news, political, social, economic, and cultural issues and trends, as well as sources of hard statistical data for national and international demographics, social, economic and political issues.


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Why Should I Cite? 

  • To show you reader you've done proper researsh by listing sources you have used to get your information.
  • They give proper credit to the authors whose ideas you’re quoting or paraphrasing. 
  • Professors want you to cite in your work so they can go back and find where you got the ideas, quotes, etc.
  • Finally, citations protect you from plagiarism, they are academically required. 

When Should I Cite?

  • You should use citations whenever you quote, paraphrase, or summarize the work of someone else.
  • Quotations are exact duplicates of other people's words.
  • Paraphrases are other people's ideas rewritten in your own phrasing. They're usually about the same length as the original material.
  • Summaries are other people's ideas that you've shortened to highlight the main ideas. They're always shorter than the original material.
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