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Collects international survey data about social and political attitudes as well as economic well-being. Has been collecting such data for more than 80 years.
General Social Survey
Provides survey data on Americans' social and political attitudes. Data collected annually since 1972.
Polling the Nations
Collects international public opinion survey data on a range of social and political issues.
World Public Opinion
Started and maintained by the Program on International Policy Attitudes, WPO provides data from public opinion polls around the world.
World Value Survey
The WVS conducts surveys in nearly 100 studies, gathering data on people's beliefs and values since 1981.
The Quality of Government Institute
Collects data on government structure and effectiveness from nations all over the world.
Provided by the Population Reference Bureau, DataFinder allows you to search for data by hundreds of indicators and locations. US data is from the decennial census, American Community Survey, and other population estimates. International data is from other PRB data sources.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-2012)
"Comprehensive summary of data on political, social, and economic organizations of the United States."
Statistics provided by the United Nations.
Tracks U.S. political donations and provides statistical analysis of money in politics.
U.S. Datasets & Statistics
U.S. State Datasets & Statistics
Provides information on all 50 U.S. state legislatures. Includes descriptions of all bills introduced and passed, names and detailed voting records for all legislators, and descriptions of all committees formed in these legislatures.
Carl Klarner Dataverse
Features links to political science datasets collected by Dr. Carl E. Klarner and made freely available.
Elections:Gubernatorial and State Legislatures
From the U.S. Census Department's Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, this site provides data on U.S. presidential, gubernatorial, and congressional elections, campaign finance, demographics of office holders, and voter participation.
International Datasets & Statistics
International Polling Data Resources