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Demographic and Public Opinion Resources
Data.census.gov (U.S. Census Bureau)
Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
American Time Use Survey (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.
"Who's Buying" series
U of I Library catalog search for the "Who's Buying" series, which reports on what Americans spend their money on and how much they spend.
Arts Data Profile Series (National Endowment for the Arts)
Collections of statistics, graphics, and summary results from data-mining about the arts.
Polling the Nations
Compilation of surveys conducted by polling organizations in the United States and other countries. Each record includes important details including the polling organization, the date the information was released, the sample size, and the groups or areas included in the polls.
Pew Research Center: U.S. Politics & Policy
The Pew Research Center is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-2010)
First place to look for historic government statistics. Browse by topic or search by keyword and find tables on nearly any topic. Follow the source information to learn where to look next for similar statistics or data. Also a great source to learn about the major data-collecting agencies and programs in the U.S. government.
Historic advertisements from 1911 to 1955 on the subjects of transportation, beauty & hygiene, radio, television, and World War II.
A digital collection of thousands of vintage television commercials from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Democracy in Action
Includes advertisements in various media formats from Presidential campaigns (2000-Present). Democracy in Action is a nonpartisan, nonprofit effort dedicated to educating citizens about the political process and their role in making it work.
The Living Room Candidate
A collection of US presidential campaign ads 1952 - Present.
Non-profit producer and distributor of public service advertising (PSAs) that provides instant access to all current Ad Council PSAs across all media types.