Political Science Resources with Statistics & Datasets

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U.S. Census Bureau search tool that provides access to population, housing, economic and geographic information.  Note: American FactFinder works with Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7. Other browsers may not perform as expected.   [more info]
Location: Internet
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Provides links to datasets reviewed or announced in the APSA Comparative Politics newsletter   [more info]
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Full-text and statistics for international and internal conflicts as well as terrorism.   [more info]
Location: Internet
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Statistical database offering demographic, economic, and government information...   [more info]
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European Commission portal providing access to European statistics.
 
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Location: Internet
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Provides information and statistics on conflicts, arms production, military expenditures, economic and social statistics, and chronologies; the result of a cooperative project by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Hiroshima University, and other groups.   [more info]
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Detailed U.S. census information by state and county from 1790-1960.
 
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Historical Statistics of the United States from 1790 to 2000.   [more info]
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A vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, available for download and re-use....   [more info]
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SourceOECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) provides up-to-date information on what's going on around the world.   [more info]
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Access to free statistics from official sources on the Web, compiled by the University of Auckland, NZ, and arranged by country, region or subject.
 
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United Nations statistical information...   [more info]
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Provides official census data for the United States at the level of states, counties, cities, metropolitan areas and other defined areas.   [more info]
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Full text of the World Almanac and Book of Facts editions since 1999...
 
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World Development Indicators provide a comprehensive overview of development drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partners.  For a neat visual tool that corresponds to WDI go to World Bank Data Visualizer.  Read More Info for user tips.   [more info]

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