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Statistics Databases

Statistics Sources

Pew Social & Demographic Trends from the Pew Research Center studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their lives, including family, community, health, finance, work and leisure. The project explores these topics by combining original public opinion survey research with social, economic and demographic data analysis.

In addition to ICPSR and sites listed in the Facts and Figures guide, there are many other resources for pulling statistics.

For Federal and State statistics guidance, see the Statistics tab on the Government Information guide as well as UO's American Policy Directory and Oregon Policy Directory (links on this page)


Economic Data

Here are websites of major importance for economic data:

Many online statistical resources for Economics are listed on the American Economic Association's webpage Resources for Economics on the Internet at

ICPSR Data Archive

An international consortium of about 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

ICPSR's educational activities include the Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research external link, a comprehensive curriculum of intensive courses in research design, statistics, data analysis, and social methodology. ICPSR also leads several initiatives that encourage use of data in teaching, particularly for undergraduate instruction.

As a member of ICPSR, OSU students, faculty, and staff have access to the ICPSR data archive, and to educational activities, classroom-ready data, and web based instruction. OSU researchers also have the opportunity of depositing their own data to take advantage of long-term preservation and worldwide dissemination.