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MEDPL 296 Fall 2019

Statistics and Data

Peer reviewed articles are probably the best source for data and statistics. For this I recommend EBSCO (All Databases). Books can also be useful.

For the more intrepid, the sources below provide potentially useful statistics and data sets.

American Factfinder. Provides Population, housing, economic and geographic data from the Census Bureau.

Bureau of Justice Statistics. Provides federal statistics about crime. Has links to FBI Uniform Crime Reports and Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.

Gallup AnalyticsPerform searches, create and export custom tables and charts of Gallup U.S. and global analytics.

Social ExplorerProvides demographic information about the US, with maps.

Statista. Data aggregator providing over 1million statistics from over 18,000 sources.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (Proquest). Federal collection of data on social and economic conditions in the U.S., current year and historical.


Poling the NationsCompilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in the U.S. and worldwide, from 1986 on.

Roper iPollComprehensive polling from the Roper Center archives, 1935 to present, updated daily.