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Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data. The Data-Planet repository contains more than 18.9 billion data points from more than 70 source organizations. The over 3.9 billion time series in Data-Planet provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry.
The U.S. Census Bureau interface for distributing the Decennial Census of Population and Housing, the Economic Census, the American Community Survey, annual economic surveys, and other upcoming major related statistical files. This site is the primary source for the Census and the current economic census reports. The site is updated regularly with new data as it becomes available to the public.
Polling the Nations
Polling the Nations is an online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 350,000 questions and responses from 14,000 surveys conducted from 1986 through the present in the U.S. and 80 other countries.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics presents data from more than 100 sources about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 1000 tables.
USA Trade Online
USA Trade Online is the official source for U.S. merchandise trade statistics, providing current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. Trade statistics are reported using either the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and/or the NAICS commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level. Refer to this chart for period coverage. Individual free account required for access. The site is free to all but users must create an account to login.
SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information. SciTech Connect is a consolidation of two core DOE search engines, the Information Bridge and the Energy Citations Database. SciTech Connect incorporates all of the R&D information from these two products into one search interface.
Here are some useful search strategies for finding the data and statistics you need for your research:
Consider using one of these statistical resources provided by the UWM libraries.
Think about who may be creating data and search their websites/publications
Scan publications for data
- Published articles (newspaper and journal articles) may contain data tables and references to data sources.
Add the word 'statistics' or 'data' to your searches
- Using Google, the library catalog, or another search tool.
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