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Polling the Nation
An online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 500,000+ questions and responses, from 14,000+ surveys, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.
Rich source of information on political, social and economic issues worldwide. Interactive data sets, videos and more. All for free.
Statistics from Government Sources
A handy website from the U.S. Census Bureau.
This portal helps you locate data from over 100 statistic-tracking agencies in the U.S. government.
International Data Base
The International Data Base (IDB) offers a variety of demographic indicators for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. Funded by organizations that sponsor the research of the Census Bureau's International Programs Center for Demographic and Economic Studies
Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-2010)
First place to look for 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. The most recent volumes are available via the Statistical Abstract of the United States (2013-Present)
U.S. Census Bureau
Includes not only the decennial (10-year) census but also the Economic Census, the Survey of Business Owners, the American Community Survey, and other major data sets. Most searchers will want to start at the "American Factfinder."