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For more information on finding data and statistics in the social sciences, check out the Web Resources page of the Sociology guide maintained by Copley Library Head of Reference Michael Epstein.
Key Online Resources
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is a great place to start when looking for social science data. The ICPSR "maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences," including thematic data collections.
Pew Research Center
This nonpartisan fact tank serves to inform the public about issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world. Pew conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis, and other empirical research relevant to the social sciences
American FactFinder presents population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the United States Census Bureau. It includes data sets for the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Economic Census, and Population Estimate.
Annenberg Public Policy Center
"Since 1993, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has studied Americans’ political knowledge, discourse, media use, and opinions about candidates and issues. Its work has included an annual Constitution Day Civics Survey, the National Annenberg Election Survey, studies of presidential debates and incivility in Congress, and research into best practices for debunking misinformation."