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Social Science, Health, and Education Data and Statistical Sources: Public Opinion Data/Stats

This guide refers primarily to selected sources of descriptive datasets and statistical sources in the fields of social sciences, health, and education and areas within the social sciences, such as crime, population and demography, and arms control.

About Public Opinion Data

This page focuses on statistical sources specific to public opinion dataLinks to international sources of statistical information are included. Other libraries on campus, particularly Government Information Services and Scholarly Commons have additional important sources of statistical information. 


The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling and social science research; by reporting news and analyzing news coverage; and by holding forums and briefings. It does not take positions on policy issues. Areas of particular relevance include: