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Social Science: Websites & Statistics-Data

Useful Websites


Everyday Sociology Blog

This new blog aimed at sociologists and students of sociology features commentary from sociologists from across the U.S. Topics of discussion include sex and gender, race and ethnicity and more.

Gallup Opinion Poll

This organization collects national and international opinions in the area of economics, management, politics, sociology and psychology. Registration is free.

Social Science Resources

Provides links to sociology dictionary, sociology timeline and many other web resources.

Social Sciences Virtual Library

A good starting point for sociology and the various other social science disciplines.

Yahoo-Social Science: Sociology

This is one of the most comprehensive sources for information about sociology and all the other social sciences. Links are arranged by subject categories for easy reference or you can search the index.

Statistics & Data

U.S. Census Bureau

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of data about the nation's people and economy.

Historical  Census of the United States

The data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.


Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by more than 100 agencies of the Federal Government. Included are data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

The Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project 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.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

United Nations Statistics Division: Demographics & Statistics

The Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. They compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.