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Statistical Information for the Social Sciences

Websites

The following websites are government sites accessible by the public.  Click on the link to access the sites.

 

The Department of Commerce of the United States has a number of bureaus, many of which collect and disseminate data. The bureaus include:
Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Census Bureau,

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
  • Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA)
  • International Trade Administration (ITA)
  • Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

FedStats  has been available to the public since 1997, provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capablilties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information.

The U. S. Department of Labor has a number of agencies, many of which provide data.  They include:

  • Administrative Review Board (ARB)
  • Benefits Review Board (BRB)
  • Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
  • Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP)
  • Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
  • Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)

The Pew Research Center is "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions." The Pew Research website provides access to a wide variety of both published reports and original datasets related to U.S. politics, media & news, social trends, religion, internet and technology, Hispanics, and global issues.

 

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