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U.S. Statistics -- Recommendations
North Carolina Statistics
These are just a few of the government websites that provide access to statistical information. To find more, search for your topic in Google and add site:.gov to the end of your search.
Statistical Abstract of the United States (2012 online edition)
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
National Center for Health Statistics
The nation's principal health statistics agency.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Principal statistical agency for labor economics in the US. Great site for employment/unemployment and occupational statistics.
Digest of Education Statistics
Contains information on a variety of subjects in the field of education statistics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, libraries, and international education.
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
This department's mission is "to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government."
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Compiled by researchers at the University of Albany, this source brings together data from more than 200 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States.
SimplyAnalytics via NCLIVE
SimplyAnalytics is an interactive mapping tool that allows you to choose from thousands of variables related to demographics, employment, housing, market segments, businesses, consumer spending, brand preferences, and public health to create maps and reports.
High Point University Survey Research Center (SRC)
The SRC conducts high quality public affairs and social science research using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods.
Pew Research Center
Covers U.S. public opinion, global attitudes, the impact of the internet on American life, the role of religion in public life, the changing experiences of Hispanics in the United States, and policy trends throughout the 50 states.
Provides a daily look at Americans' opinions on hot topics, such as Presidential approval, unemployment, and the economy.