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See also Election Data, Legislative Data, and the Public Opinion Polling sections of this site



ICPSR  Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research is part of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.  Disciplines represented include: political science, sociology, history, economics, education, criminal justice, gerontology, demography, public health, law, and international relations.


The Federal Election Commission's Campaign Finance Disclosure Portal provides a single point of entry to campaign finance data. You'll find easy-to-navigate maps and charts that display the campaign finance data you're most interested in. You'll also find many search tools that will help you through the data sources. You can download many of these data sets to perform your own analyses.


American National Election Studies


Boston University Databases


Data Sources of Political Behaviors and Attitudes among US Immigrants


E-Resources by Subject - Umass


Gallup Public Opinion Polls and Analysis


Harvard-MIT Data Center


Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)


James Stimson 'Public Mood' Data


MIT library databases


National Bureau of Economic Research


Pew Research Center's: The Data Bank  a nonpartisan fact tank that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The center conducts public opinion polling, demographic studies, media content analysis and other empirical social science research


Policy Agendas Project


Poole-Rosenthal 'Nominate' Data


Roper Center for Public Opinion Research  over half a million questions and answers


Selected Social Science Statistical Resources


Telnet to Tulips - BLC


U.S. State Data, 1974-1994, State and Policy Quarterly


Northern Ohio Data and Information Service - provides regional demographic and GIS information including profile reports, news releases, info on GIS training, and services.


US Census Population Division - US and International demographic data.


UC DATA - UC Berkeley's principal archive of computerized social science and health statistics information, with access to over 2,000 datasets on welfare, census and related information.


U.S. Department of the Treasury  data and charts center