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Ask the question: What organization or agency would likely collect this data?
Government Agencies? Government Agencies collect data at all levels to aid policy decisions. It is generally distributed free via the internet. Organizations ? Larger data sets are generally available in SPSS, Excel, SAS or Stata formats.
Repository of over 35 billion datapoints from over 450 databases sourced from 70 public and private organizations. Searchable by keyword, subject and source. The datasets permit correlation of multiple, diverse indicators, with tools to interpret and visualize the data. Data available from 1948 - present.
A data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences.
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Having trouble downloading data or accessing other ICPSR resources? Try these things first (instructions below):
1. Open a new private or "incognito" browser window and copy/paste this address into the search bar: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/. Retry your login.
2. Reset your password
3. Connect to your institution's VPN, if available
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1. Log into your VPN using the instructions provided by your institution
2. Open a browser window and navigate to icpsr.umich.edu
3. Click "log in" on the top right
Your library or IT team may have additional information available, please contact them for VPN assistance.
Polling data ranging from the 1930s - present. Almost 700,000 questions of U.S. samples can be searched at the question-level in iPOLL, while RoperExpress lets you download of over 23,000 datasets from over 100 countries.
Economists at the Federal Reserve Board conduct innovative research on a broad range of topics in economics and finance. In addition to presenting their research to policymakers, Board economists share their research at academic conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly outlets.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.