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General Social Survey (GSS)
Data from an annual survey of adults in the United States. Shows trends and changes in attitudes and behaviors since 1972.
IPUMS Current Population Survey
Access data on employment and social issues from the US labor force, 1962-on.
National Longitudinal Surveys of Young (NLSY)
Access survey data over time on topics such as economic well-being, education, health, and family. Available for cohorts starting in 1979 and 1997, followed to the present.
Search and download public opinion poll data including rich demographic data for comparison and analysis.
Pew Research Center
Create a free account to download datasets on opinion polls and demographics.
Historical Statistics of the United States This link opens in a new window
A source for historic data and statistics on the United States, including topics such as business, health, industries, labor force, population, and poverty. Data available for 1700s to 2000.
Access microdata from the US Census (1790-2010) and American Community Survey (2000-on).
US Census Data
Data from Decennial Census, American Community Survey (ACS), and Economic Census. Includes the ability to build custom tabulations and thematic maps.
Social Explorer This link opens in a new window
Provides quick and easy access to current and historical census demographic data. Access and download data in table form using the Create Report feature.
Collection of census microdata from 102 countries around the world.
World Values Survey
Longitudinal survey data on social and political opinions and conditions in 120 countries throughout the world. Available from 1981-on.
Social Sciences Data Librarian