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Social Explorer

Analyze data from the U.S. Census, the American Community Survey, Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, FBI and Uniform Crime Reports, and more. Coverage dates: 1790 - present


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

Dataset archive from an international consortium of academic institutions and research organizations. Coverage dates: 1790 - present

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iPoll (Roper)

Statistics from poll questions that have been asked in the US since 1935. All major U.S. polling organizations included. Coverage dates: 1935 - present

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International statistics and datasets for a wide variety of topics including agriculture, criminal justice, politics, education, business, sociology, census, transportation, consumer behavior, and more. Coverage dates: 1970 - present

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Polling the Nations

Questions and responses to public opinion polls on breaking-news events and pressing social issues of the day. Comprehensive international and U.S. coverage.

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