Although many databases may contain some amount of statistical information, the databases on this page provide the best starting place when you need to find datasets (especially social statistics and demographic information). Here you will find actual results/numbers, as opposed to articles about statistics.
Primary Statistics Databases & Websites
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The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides data resources, data delivery mechanisms, user support and training in quantitative methods. The data is acquired from individual researchers, governmental agencies, polling agencies and international sources. Provides data in SAS, SPSS and Stata data files. An informational guide to ICPSR is available from the library.
Up-to-date news, reviews, and statistics on social, political, cultural, historical, economic, environmental, and demographic intelligence on recognized countries of the world. Includes maps and global guides on emerging international issues.
The Current Index to Statistics is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. References are drawn from fully-indexed core journals; non-core journals from which articles are selected that have statistical content; proceedings and edited books; and other sources.
Find, download, and use datasets generated by the Federal Government. The free government site also provides tools to assist in visualizing the datasets.
Website providing searchable database of towns and cities in the U.S. Includes a brief profile, followed by links to local events, genealogy, government, statistics, museums and colleges, festivals, historic sites and neighborhoods, moving guides, postcards, churches, politics, etc.
This free website allows users to create and use visualizations of 27 data sets varying from U.S. unemployment rates to World Development Indicators. Researchers can even upload datasets (must convert files to Google's Dataset Publishing Language, DSPL) to create charts and visualizations of their own data or compare their data to other public data on the site.
Source for qualitative facts in American history; statistical tables are also accompanied by source documentation and expert essays to provide historical context. Diverse topics include slavery, migration, health, poverty, crime, and more. Users can customize and download data tables.
Source for statistical and geographic information system (GIS) boundary data for the United States, 1790 to present. Includes census data; tract data; County Business Patterns; School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS) data. Create free account to retrieve data and GIS shapefiles.
Provides indexing to all statistics issued by the U.S. government since 1973 through CIS' American Statistics Index and provides the actual statistical tables for approximately 60% of the indexed information.
Polling the Nations is a compilation of thousands of surveys conducted by hundreds of polling organizations in the United States and other countries.
Archive of public opinion research, containing hundreds of thousands of questions and answers from 1935 to the present. For access to the datasets, click on Login and set up a free account.
- iPoll database of questions and answers
- Full datasets to conduct analyses of archived surveys
- Roper Center Homepage
Free government website. Wide range of national statistics over time.
A general reference source on the U.S., each of the 50 states, and other countries. Includes a timeline of the year, biographies, encyclopedia entries, statistics, information on the federal government, historical facts, flags and maps, important manmade and natural landmarks, awards and prizes information, and sports information.
Principal Sources of Federal Statistics, compiled by the Government Documents Department
Other Sources of Federal Statistics, compiled by the Government Documents Department
Texas Statistical Resources, compiled by the Government Documents Department