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Public Opinion Polls
Public opinion data from academic, commercial and media survey organizations.
Selected data sources
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research provides more than 500,000 digital files containing social science research data.
Find, identify, and uniformly cite existing research data from over 1,500 repositories.
"Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets."
General Social Survey (GSS)
A long running (1972-present) survey of social, cultural and political indicators.
Part of Census.gov, includes population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Formerly a publication of the U.S. Census Bureau and now published by ProQuest, contains a "comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States."
ProQuest Statistical Insight
Provides statistical data from U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and international organizations from 1983
Social-science data and statistics from a variety of sources.
Social Explorer provides access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Lets users create maps and reports on demography and social change.
Online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the United States
Guides to Sociology Data on the Web
Did you know? You must cite data, just as you would cite information in any other format. Below are some resources to help you cite your data.
If you would like others to cite your data, please contact the ResearchWorks Data Services Team about permanent identifiers for datasets.