The GSS has been conducted since 1972 by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). This instrument measures attitudes toward social and public policy issues, economic status, political events, work, and family life. Some questions are asked each year, and topical modules are administered on a rotating basis that focus on current topics such as gender equity, religious beliefs, and perception of work.
Each survey consists of approximately 1000 face-to-face interviews per country. Each study investigates the motivations, feelings and reactions of selected social groups towards a given subject or concept, by listening to and analysing the way each group expresses itself in discussion groups or with non-directive interviews.
Included in this archive are the Harris Polls, the National Network of State Polls, a few polls from Spain and Latin America, the Odum Institute's own Carolina Polls and Southern Focus Polls, and the 1970 U.S. Census Data.
Collects, preserves, and disseminates public opinion data, serving as a resource to help improve the practice of survey research, thus broadening the understanding of public opinion through the use of survey data in the United States and around the world.
Data Sources on the Web
Figure 1. Source: Chapter 5 of How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
ACS is the premier source for detailed information about the American people and workforce. It helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities.
A searchable bank of resources on banking, economic, and social data worldwide. The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
EVERY U.S. Government agency collects data of one kind or another. ALWAYS check the government agency website that would correspond to your topic's subject area. This link will take you to Government Agencies by topic area.