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International Statistical Resources
Provides a wealth of statistical information from a variety of United Nations agencies including UNESCO, WHO, and WTO.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.
UNESCO Institute for statistics
International statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
Evaluating Statistical Information
When you evaluate statistical information for its credibility, ask yourself the following questions:
- Who gathered the data?
- Do the statistics show any bias? Did the author/authors have a special interest in the data collected or results?
- Why was it gathered?
- How was it analyzed?
- When was the data gathered? Check the time period.
- What sampling technique was used?
- Are you looking at the original presentation of the data, or a re-packaged version?
- Does it make sense?
U.S. Statistical Resources
U.S. Census Bureau
Provides access to U.S. Census data such as population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Access to statistical reports on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. Provides data analysis tools.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics website, for access to labor, employment, and economic statistics and reports.
Searchable database of 100+ U.S. federal government agencies on economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production, etc.
Provides many links, charts, graphs etc. on politics, jobs, economy, terrorism, education, well-being, and much more for both America and abroad.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Based on US government data, the Statistical Abstract is the authoritative source for statistical information reflecting this country’s demographics, health, crime, business & industry, economics, politics, science & technology, education, and society.
USA.gov Data and Statistics
All types of government statistics including general government, business & economics, defense & international relations, environment, energy, & agriculture, family, home, & community, and much more.
U.S. Census Bureau
Access to a huge amount of demographic, economic, and trade data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Includes maps.