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Sociology: Finding Data & Statistics

This is a guide for students researching topics in Sociology.

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Robyn Reid
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Librarian for: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Communication Studies, Education, Geography, History, Military Science, Political Science

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Data & Statistics Best Bets

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

Data archive from an international consortium of academic institutions and research organizations. Coverage dates: 1790 to Current.


Polling the Nations

Full text of 700K questions and responses from 18k+ public opinion surveys and 1700+ polling organizations. Polls for the U.S and more than 100 other countries. Data on all the pressing social issues of the day.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

Contains Statistical data from government and international organizations. Includes statistics for popular topics such as human trafficking, identity theft, housing prices, and more.

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Data Planet

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides easy access to the largest repository of standardized and structured statistical data. The Data-Planet repository contains more than 25 billion data points from more than 70 source organizations.

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A web-based mapping application that allows you to create exportable maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. Maps can be created at the zip code, city, or county level. You must create an account in order to save your work.

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Social Explorer

Allows users to create fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. Coverage dates: 1790 - present.

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Finding Data & Statistics

Some of these datasets are available for free online, and some are available through a library subscription.