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Pew Research Center
Click on the TOPIC tab to browse issues or search the POLL QUESTION database. Use COMPLETE REPORT and TOPLINE QUESTIONNAIRE (on right) for methodology, questions and statistics.
Use the search box at top right to find opinion polls relating to your topic.
Click on VIEW METHODOLOGY... at bottom to see complete report.
Associated Press GfK Public Affairs Poll Data
Go to POLL ARCHIVE to see questions.
Click READ MORE for overview of survey or DOWNLOAD TOPLINE to view full report and statistics.
Kaiser Foundation Polls
Polls relating to Health Care, Wellness and Medicine
New York Times Polls
Polls from the New York Times. Heavy on elections and politics.
U.S. Government Statistics
Below are a selection of websites that may be of use when writing your paper. Most provide statistical information on various aspects of the U.S. Population (crime, health, education etc). There are usually tables subdividing each by race, for comparisions between difference population group.
When using online sources, but sure to apply recommended evaluation criteria before using any information in your research paper.
Bureau of Justice
Statistics on crime, victims of crime, courts and incarcerated populations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
Most current stats on employment, unemployment, occupation and earnings broken down by various factors.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Direct access to important health and safety topics, scientific articles, data and statistics, tools and resources – and over 900 topics.
Crime in the United States 2012 (FBI)
Statistical data about crime in the US.
Fast Stats (Centers for Disease Control)
Statistics on health related issues, broken down by race. Plus tables on other demographic ranking (poverty level, divorce, etc).
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Statistics and reports on highway travel, regulations and accidents.
U.S. Census (U.S. Census Bureau)
Statistical Information about the U.S. Population. Education, Earnings, Income etc.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Use search box to find environmental data e.g. air quality and statistics.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Statistics and regulations concerning the food and drug industries.
Search here for the number of Influenza vaccines manufactured, but the CDC site for the number of flu cases for a given year.