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Sociology Resources: Research Methods and Sources of Data

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Criminology Libguide Sources for crime statistics and reports can be found here.

Library Databases

Internet Sources for Data


General Social Survey United States government open-access data in many fields.

Pew Research Center Data and reports on a wide variety of topics but especially good for religious topics.

Bureau of the Census 

Minnesota Student Survey Survey administered every three years to all students in Minnesota. Going back decades.

National Center for Health Statistics

National Center for Education Statistics

National Congregations Study Duke University Sociology Department

ARDA: Association of Religion Data Archives

Princeton University Office of Population Research Data Archive Good source of demographic data.

Statistics Canada

European Social Survey


PovertyNet: Data on Poverty (World Bank)

Global Health Observatory (GHO) Incorporates World Health Organization Statistical System (WHOSIS)

United Nations Statistics Division



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