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Sources for Statistical Information

This site provides access to data from the most recent census at the state and local levels. provides access to governmental data sets with information ranging in areas from agriculture, education, to health.



National Center for Health Statistics

The NCHS provides information about the health of the population as well as disparities based on race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, region, or other population characteristics. They monitor trends in health status and evaluate the impact of health policies and programs.



UN Data

UN Data provides global statistics gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division. Users can locate information on education, agriculture, employment, and other topics.




Other Data Resources


Comparative Agendas Project

The Comparative Agendas Project collects and organizes data from archived sources to track policy outcomes across countries. CAP enables scholars, students, policy-makers, and the media to investigate trends in policy-making across time and between countries.






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