Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas

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Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas
Head office of the institute, a 1920s building
Head office of the institute in Madrid
Logo reading "CIS – Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas"
Formation 1963
Type GO
Purpose public research institute
Headquarters Montalbán, 8
Coordinates 40°25′04″N 3°41′25″W / 40.4179°N 3.6903°W / 40.4179; -3.6903Coordinates: 40°25′04″N 3°41′25″W / 40.4179°N 3.6903°W / 40.4179; -3.6903
Region served
Affiliations Ministerio de la Presidencia
Website cis.es
Formerly called
Istituto de la Opinión Pública

The Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas ("Centre for Sociological Research") or CIS is a Spanish public research institute. It was founded in 1963 as the Instituto de la Opinión Pública,[1] and in 1977, after the Spanish general election in that year, acquired its present name.[2]:728

The institute publishes the Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas and various series of books.[2]:728


  1. ^ María Pilar Alcobendas Tirado (2006). Historia del Instituto de la Opinión Pública, 1963-1977 (in Spanish). Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas. ISBN 9788474763966.
  2. ^ a b John Gray Geer (2004). Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781576079126.