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Resources for locating and analyzing social science data across subfields and geographic regions
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Key Data Sites

  • ICPSR: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research*
    Largest social science data archive in the U.S. UCI's membership allows direct downloading of datasets.
  • Social Science Electronic Data Library*
    The Sociometrics Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL) is a health and social science resource that consists of data sets from six topically-focused collections. User guide
  • EIU: Economist Intelligence Unit*
    Search or browse by country or geographic entity, or by reports (Country Report, Country Commerce, or Country Finance).
  • Global Insight*
    This is a database of time-series data, now migrated to the Web without the need to download Webstract application. To access this database, click on DataInsight-Web on left menu. Time-series data from many international agencies. User Manual.
  • IMF eLibrary Data
    See also this earlier data page: Data.
  • China Data Online*
    Statistical compilations from China, arranged by regions and categories. Includes monthly and yearly reports on China's macroeconomic development, population and economy at the provincial, county, and city level.
  • iPoll*
    Data from surveys collected at the Roper Center. Includes access to data downloads via RoperExpress. Topics at a Glance.
  • Polling the Nations*
    Click on Search tab.
  • LexisNexis Statistics*
    Access to tabular statistics across countries and topics.
  • OECD iLibrary*
    Click on Statistics tab for links to data series etc.
  • World Development Indicators
    Part of World DataBank from the World Bank: Statistical tables on development from countries around the world, from World Bank. Includes: More than 550 development indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to the current year.
  • Americas Barometer*
    Biennial survey datafrom the Latin American Public Opinion Project based at Vanderbilt University, from 2004.
  • General Social Survey
    Online analysis for this important survey
  • Measuring Worth
    MeasuringWorth is a service for calculating relative worth over time of:
    Annualized Growth Rates
    Relative Values - US $
    Relative Values - UK £
    Relative Values - China
    Relative Values - Japan ¥
    Conversion ($ and £)
    Purchasing Power - US $
    Purchasing Power - UK £
    Savings Growth - US $
    Inflation Rates
    Stock Growth Rates (DJIA, SP500, & NASDAQ)

    The site also offers historical data on GDP, wages etc.
  • Murray Research Archive DataVerse
    Harvard-based data archive covering a variety of social science subjects
  • National Bureau of Economic Research: Data
    Datasets used by researchers at the NBER
  • UCI Social Science Data Archives
    Orange County Surveys and The Pacific Poll are mounted here for online data analysis and extraction using SDA (Survey Documentation & Analysis) software.

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