Comparative Politics: Statistics & Data
Finding Statistics & Data
The resources listed on this page are by no means the only data and statistical sources that exist. When researching a particular nation, be sure to look at governmental sites from that nation to look for publications and data. It is important to remember that not all nations collect the same data, nor do all nations have the same statistical and data reporting requirements.
Statistics & Data
- Comparative Study of Electoral Systems"SES is a collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world. Participating countries include a common module of survey questions in their post-election studies. The resulting data are deposited along with voting, demographic, district and macro variables. The studies are then merged into a single, free, public dataset for use in comparative study and cross-level analysis."
- World DataBank (World Bank data)Contains data for countries and country groups covering financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics.
- OECD iLibraryProvides full text access to books, journals, and statistical databases produced by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) online library.
- International Statistical AgenciesListing of "Census Bureau" counterparts in other countries.
- US Census > International DatabaseStatistical profiles of nations. Compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)Archives social science data that includes aging, child care, criminal justice, demography, education, political science as well as public and mental health.
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