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Other reputable sources besides scholarly articles may be relevant to your research. This page will help you locate reputable resources for statistics and original research published by research foundations and advocacy groups.
Statistics & Public Opinion Surveys
These resources will help you find statistics from surveys on public opinion.
Access the Statistical Abstract of the United States (1970 - present). Search one volume at a time or multiple volumes simultaneously. Charts can be downloaded into Excel for further data manipulation.
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States from 1970 to today.
The Pew Research Center conducts and publishes surveys and social science research in a number of areas including: media. politics, demographics, culture, and societal attitudes. To view their research search the site by topic or publication name.
Developed by the National Opinion Research Center in 1972 to monitor social change in America, the GSS allows researchers to analyze change in U.S. societal opinions over time. Variables are searchable by keyword or by browsing through its alphabetic list of subjects.
Disciplines represented include political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, terrorism, health and medical care, early education, education, racial and ethnic minorities, psychology, law, substance abuse and mental health, and more.
Most of the datasets in the ICPSR archive are raw data from surveys, censuses, and administrative records. They were originally gathered in research projects and for administrative purposes. ICPSR preserves them because they have value for "secondary analysis" - that is, reexamining old data to address new questions or to employ new analytic methods.
Use the following resources to locate research written by various think tanks, policy institutions, non-governmental organizations, and research foundations.