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Datasets and Data Retrieval Sites
U.S. Census Data
Replaces American FactFinder. U.S. Census data portal on population and housing, including aging, disability, education, employment, poverty, language, race, and ethnicity.
American National Election Studies (ANES)
A collaboration of Stanford University and the University of Michigan, producing data on voting, public opinion, and political participation.
AWS Public Data Sets
Centralized repository of public data sets hosted by Amazon Web Services.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Department of Justice federal crime statistics released as searchable data
Large collection of datasets on U.S. public health
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government
"Global Data on Events, Location, and Tone," a constantly updated dataset of news events.
General Social Survey (GSS)
Provides access to questionnaires, codebooks and dowloadable datasets regarding the structure and development of the American society. Requires users to create an account.
Global Consumption Database
Extensive consumption data on economically developing countries for research and market analysis.
Global Open Data Index
Ranks countries based on accessibility of national data across 13 categories. Datasets can be viewed, when available, with a text search or by clicking on infographics.
The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains a data archive of 500,000 files in the social sciences.
Open Science Data Cloud
"Repository for public data sets of scientific interest, hosted on the OSDC."
Contains data on the political activity of nonprofits, political campaigns, and lobbying activities
Pew Research Internet Project Datasets
Raw data sets from the Pew Research Center, available as single compressed archive files (.zip file).
This page includes general statistical sources. Additional sources of statistical data by subject are available on the Research Guides.
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Historical Statistics of the United States
Population, economic and other quantitative data on American history from colonial times to 1970, published by Cambridge University Press.
Database of economic statistics produced by the International Monetary Fund, with annual data on banking and trade for countries and the world.
International Trade Statistics Yearbook
United Nations trade by country and trade by commodity (1992-present). Previous years in Reference Storage: HF 55.U5 Y4 (1952-82, incomplete) and HF 55.U5 I58 (1983-91).
Guide to U.S. and international data on business, economic, social, and educational topics available from a range of sources. Part of the Gale Directory Library.
World Development Indicators (The World Bank)
World Bank statistics for developing nations on health, education, welfare, natural resources, and economic growth, with 10-20 years of comparative data, plus Global Development Finance.
Reference HC 59.15 W656 (yr)
Polls and Surveys
Pew Research Center
Find polling data from the Pew Charitable Trusts on a range of public policies and civic issues.
"An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion."