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Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center is comprised of a non-partisan, independent group of researchers conducting polls on a variety of topics. Click a story below to get the statistics or click on one of the Pew Research Centers listed below to explore more topics:
Recommended Statistical Websites
Looking for statistics? The best way to find these numbers is to search for the government entity that would be responsible for the numbers. Need statistics on car crashes? Find the Florida Highway Patrol site and search for the word "statistics". Or look-up the National Transportation Safety Board and search their site for statistics. Limit your search to government sites by adding the following words to any Google or Yahoo! search:
American Fact Finder
Demographic statistics compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau with an easily accessible search box by zip code, city, county, or state.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Find criminal, correctional, sentencing, and victim statistics here.
CIA World Factbook Online
Easily select and compare different nations in terms of demographics, military entities, and government bodies, produced by the US Central Intelligence Agency.
City and County Data Book
Compare demographic statistics of US cities, counties, and states, produced by the US Census Bureau.
A statistical comparison of country data, a variation on the CIA site, produced commercially.
National Center for Health Statistics
National health statistics procured by the Centers for Disease Control.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, the NCJRS provides research on criminal justice and substance abuse. Check-out the A-Z Topics link in the top right to browse keywords.
The First Measured Century
Companion book to a three hour PBS special on the social trends that have developed over the past century. Explore the trends by chapter title to find statistics.