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Statistical Databases - Subscription through CC
ICPSR: International Consortium for Political and Social Research
Coverage: N/A. Provides large data sets such as public opinion polls, attitude surveys, health information, results of research projects. Data may require use of specialized software such as SPSS or SAS.
Demographic data visualization and research tool. Includes U.S. census and election data from historical to current.
Coverage: 1935 to present. U.S. and international poll data on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. Replaces Gallup Brain subscription.
Includes statistics from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present
Coverage: 1600s - current. Annual time series of the U.S. population, economic indicators, social conditions, and government. From colonial times to the present.
International Historical Statistics
Coverage: 1750-2010. Online version of the 3 volume set contains key economic and social indicators for countries around the world. Data sets are available for download in Excel and PDF format.
Gather your own statistics with surveys
Qualtrics is the newer of two survey tools that Colorado College subscribes to. Sign up at any time using your CC email address. Qualtrics University offers tutorials and online training.
We no longer subscribe to SurveyMonkey but you may be able to use it for free (with lots of embedded ads).
Free Sources of Statistics
- GSS: General Social Survey
- GSS at NORC (National Opinion Research Center) - download large data sets for analysis
- GSS at Berkeley SDA (Survey Documentation and Analysis) - compare specific variables, check out the Codebook for variables
- U.S. Census:
- U.S. Federal Statistics: FedStats
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