Q. Need statistical information on the United States?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2019     Views: 48

Need statistics for the United States on these topics? The links will take you to the Subject Guide "Statistical Information!"  See also the Subject Guide Polls and Public Opinion and the list of core statistical databases below.



Armed Conflicts & Security


Criminal Justice




Energy and Environment



Government & Political Science




Military & Arms

Population, Demographics & Migration


Science & Technologies




Here are the Core databases to find downloadable datasets:

U.S. statistical information from the American Statistics Index. Includes Statistical Abstract of the United States and a selection of full-text documents.
This resource includes both publicly available and non-publicly available datasets on public policy and social science research. NOTE: Access to datasets requires a free user-specific login. To log in using your existing account or to create a new account, click on "MyData Login/Create Account" from the ICPSR page.
Includes the following statistical databases from the International Monetary Fund: Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS); Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS); Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS); Financial Access Survey (FAS); Government Finance Statistics (GFS); International Financial Statistics (IFS); and International Reserves Template.
U.S. and international public opinion polls (iPOLL) and datasets (RoperExpress) from 1935 to present. Includes the major academic, commercial and media survey organizations.
Books, periodicals, statistics and working papers from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
SimplyAnalytics, formerly SimplyMap, allows users to generate maps and reports from a wide variety of data sources. Variables available include census demographics, Nielsen's PRIZM, EAIS Health Data, and more. Results can be exported as images, xls or csv reports, and GIS compatible formats. Access is limited to five concurrent users.
Users may create an account to save their searches or proceed as a guest.
Coverage: U.S. Census and demographic data from 1790 to present. Updated: Continuously. Contains current and historical U.S. Census and demographic data that can be downloaded. One can create thematic and interactive maps as well as reports at the state, county, census tract, block group, and ZIP code level. Access is limited to three concurrent users.
Social, economic, and financial statistics for over 270 countries and areas of the world.
World Bank data on development: environment, people, economy, global links.


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