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Public Policy

This page contains some basic data sets used by scholars in Public Policy.

For a much more comprehensive list of data and statistics of interest in PoliSci and the Social Sciences, please see Bruce's
Statistics & Data guide.

Polling data

Some basic data sets to start

Demographic data

Census Bureau Economic Statistics
Dates vary; U.S. Census Bureau gateway provides access to data from various economic and business-related censuses, surveys, and other programs, including: � Economic Census � County Business Patterns � Annual Survey of Manufactures � Foreign Trade Industry snapshots from census data available at

Other social science data sets

Europa World Year Book 
Current; Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book. One of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories. Includes comparative statistics and international organizations.

Polling data

Election and voting data

US Budget information and data