Statistics - World

Major Research Tools

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Time series data on the financial and monetary conditions of countries around the world. From the International Monetary Fund.

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Unified interface to statistical data from the United Nations. Offers customized data displays and downloads in a variety of formats.

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Coverage: 1960-present

Country-level, time series data from the World Bank. Topics covered include demographics, the economy, the environment, health, and education. Data may be saved as Excel or ASCII files.

Other Suggested Research Tools

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Website that allows you to create and export maps and graphs of 175 development indicators for over 200 countries. Can compare indicators over time or from country to country. From the World Bank.

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Up-to-date profiles of countries of the world. Includes political histories, economic statistics, and directory-style information on politics, media, and business. A "comparative statistics" section can be used to generate tables of comparative data on countries in formats suitable for exporting into Excel or SPSS.

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Detailed statistical information on the European Union and EU member states, provided by the European Union.

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Full text of annual reports (2002 to present) detailing political and civil rights in countries and territories of the world. Includes "ratings of freedom" for each country from 1973 to present. Also includes reports and rankings on freedom of the press in various countries.

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A database of international gender statistics. From the World Bank.

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Data on infectious diseases at country, regional, and global levels. From the World Health Organization.

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Detailed population data for the British Isles from 1801 to 1937. Includes data on births, marriages, and deaths, plus supplementary essays.

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Time series data on labor and employment for over 200 countries. From the International Labour Office.

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U.S. Census Bureau data bank containing demographic data for all countries of the world.

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Statistics, news and publications from the International Energy Agency

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Cross-national, collaborative program offers survey data intended for international comparisons on issues including the environment, religion, national identity, the family and changing gender roles. Includes more than 40 countries. Collaborates with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago for U.S. data. Offers raw data and basic support materials free of charge.

Gateway

Links to principal international statistical agency sites. From the US Census Bureau.

Data, Full-text

Data on international migration and refugee trends by country. Includes country profiles with discussions of migration policies and patterns and detailed data on foreign-born residents of the U.S.

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Coverage: 1970-two years into future

Extensive macroeconomic time series data for OECD countries and non-OECD zones. Includes historical statistics as well as projections extending two years beyond the current date.

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Variety of economic and social data for OECD countries.

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Coverage: 1950-2009

Times series, national accounts data for countries around the world. Provides data in a way that allows for meaningful comparisons between countries and over time.

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Global and country-specific data covering population, education, employment, the environment, and health.

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Provides abstracts and indexes of statistical information from U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and documents from international organizations from 1983.

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Data on the volume, origin, and types of aid and resource flows to over 150 developing countries and territories. From the OECD.

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A set of databases covering international conflict and peacekeeping. Includes summaries of conflicts and data on military expenditures, arms production, and nuclear capabilities. From the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

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Statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries

Gateway

Links to principal U.S. (and international) statistical agency sites. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Up-to-the-minute projections of U.S. and world population. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Country-level data covering trade and investment. Includes data on exports and imports by commodity, foreign investments, balance of payments, etc.

Easy-to-use site for learning and performing statistical computations including the T-test, Chi-Square Test of Association, and ANOVA. Fun, fun, fun!

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Annual report with data on illegal drug production, trafficking, and use in countries worldwide. From the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

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Survey conducted by a global network of social scientists on the basic values and beliefs in more than 80 societies around the world. Offers data files, questionnaires used 1990 to present, as well as some summary data.