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Public Opinion Polls
Roper iPoll This link opens in a new window
Public opinion data from academic, commercial and media survey organizations.
UW-Licensed Data Sources
Statistical Abstract of the United States This link opens in a new window
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 This link opens in a new window
Provides statistical data from U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and international organizations from 1983
DataPlanet This link opens in a new window
Social-science data and statistics from a variety of sources.
Social Explorer This link opens in a new window
Social Explorer provides access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Lets users create maps and reports on demography and social change.
PolicyMap This link opens in a new window
Online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the United States
SimplyAnalytics This link opens in a new window
Create maps and tables of demographic, business, and marketing variables. (Formerly known as SimplyMap.)
Selected data sources
Friendly interface for current U.S. Census data, including visualizations, data comparisons, tables, and GIS export
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.
Seattle Open Data
"Find, analyze, and download data published by [Seattle] City departments"
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Access data and build your own statistical tables related to UNESCO's fields of action.
World Bank Data
Find 200+ country profiles, data by indicator (300+ available), data by source, and/or indicators by topic.
Washington State County & City Data
Provided by Office of Financial Management, provides data related to population, economy, and more.
Business Data & Statistics
Page from the Foster Business Library's guide to business information sources.
More Data Guides from UW Libraries
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.
Guide from MIT on how and why to cite data.
Advice on citing data, from UW Libraries' Undergraduate Guide to Using Data