Statistical Information and Document Collections

Statistical Sources


A gateway to statistics from over 100 federal agencies.


Gallup Poll

Provides information from its current surveys of public opinion.


The Modern Language Association Language Map

Provides a "Map of Languages in the United States--intended for use by students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning about the linguistic and cultural composition of the United States. The MLA Language Map uses data from the 2000 United States census to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages and three groups of less commonly spoken languages in the United States. The Language Map illustrates the concentration of language speakers in zip codes and counties. The Data Center provides actual numbers and percentages of speakers and includes census data about seven additional groups of languages less commonly spoken in the United States."


Polling Report

"An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion."


Population Data Sheet

From the Population Reference Bureau, provides demographic data and estimates for all the countries and major regions of the world. The rundown provides a look at regional and national contrasts in age structure, population growth, life expectancy, income, and other determinants that mark today's deep demographic divisions.


Population Reference Bureau

Provides information about world population, health, and the environment while seeking to empower users to advance the well-being of current and future generations.


Roper Center (University of Connecticut)

Provides access to more than 10,000 survey files, making accessible the world's largest archive of machine-readable public opinion data. Searchable by word, date, country, and organization and covers both domestic and international collections. Includes both the Japanese and Latin American Data Banks in their entirety. A thorough and easily-accessible site, of tremendous use to students in the social sciences.


States Perform

"States Perform provides users with access to interactive, customizable and up-to-date comparative performance measurement data for 50 states in six key areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education."


Statistical Abstracts of the United States

The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.


Substance Use Data in Minnesota

This Minnesota State Epidemiological Profile summarizes and characterizes consumption patterns and consequences related to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) in Minnesota.



Data portal for the United Nations, combines 15 databases and 55 million records from different UN agencies. Topics include agriculture, employment, education, energy, environment, health, human developemnt, industry, technology, population, trade, and tourism.


U.S. Census Bureau

Gathers economic and social statistics on the U.S. population. Larger statistical files are in PDF or Excel format. The American Fact Finder database on this site contains summary statistics and is easier to use.


White House

Social Statistics Briefing Room. Current U.S. statistical information on crime, demography, education, and health.


Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being

In support of the Council on Women and Girls, the Office of Management and Budget and the Economics and Statistics Administration within the Department of Commerce worked together to create the Women in America (pdf) report which, for the first time in recent history, pulls together information from across the Federal statistical agencies to compile baseline information on how women are faring in the United States today and how these trends have changed over time.


World Values Survey

Statistical compendium presents the results of two decades of surveys designed to measure the values of the people of the world.


Documents and Documentation

Documents Center (University of Michigan Library)

National, foreign and international government documents, searchable by subject, country or international agency.


U.N. Documentation (Dag Hammarskjold Library)

All United Nations documents, from all U.N. agencies and organizations, searchable by subject.



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