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POLS 293: Public Policymaking and Analysis (HC)

POLS 293: Public Policymaking and Analysis (Oberfield) Spring 2023

Accessing Polling Data

Finding Statistics

Statistics and demographic information often play a key role in political analysis. A vast and complex array of statistical information is available, mostly online. Before attempting to use the more specific statistical sources, it is good to check one of the general statistical sites below maintained by both the government and commercial publishers. Compilations are especially good for finding a single statistic, e.g., the number of elementary school children in the U.S., the ten most populated cities in the United States, the percentage of the U.S. population which is of Hispanic origin, etc.

Compilations in Specific Subject Areas