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POL 381: Senior Seminar in Public Administration: Statistics

This is a guide for Professor Holoviak's POL 381 class.

Statistics Online


Berks County Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics Easy entry into the full range of economic data and analysis produced by BLS. Find the statistics and reports on employment and unemployment, price (such as the Consumer Price Index) living conditions, compensation, productivity, and much more. From the U.S. Department of Labor. (LII)

CensusScope A useful tool for investigating US demographic trends presented as graphics and maps.

Economic Indicators Provided by the White House. Visitors can peruse sections that offer information on income, output, transportation, and prices. Drawing on the research and statistical databases of several dozen federal agencies (including the National Agricultural Statistics Services), visitors can view tables and charts that offer such timely material as crude oil prices, poverty rates, and household wealth. Within each section, visitors can view summary statistics, and then if they wish, they can proceed to the homepage of the agency that provided each set of information. (ISP)

EconStats Provides access to a "... range of economic data from the United States, such as information about inflation, unemployment levels, productivity, new factory orders, and the price of crude oil. The homepage also contains links to economic data from Canada, Britain, Germany, the European Union, France, Italy, Russia, and China." (ISP)

US Federal Government Statistical information from more than 100 government agencies organized in a subject-based A-Z Index. There's a search engine that currently covers 70 agencies. Also organized by Agencies, Programs, and Regional Statistics (federal agencies that provide state, county and local area data).(LII)

Statistical Abstracts Site presents editions of the annual U.S. Census Bureau publication, from the document's inception in 1878 to the present.

International Statistical Agencies A list of links compiled by the BLS to the national agencies for statistics for many countries throughout the world. (Scroll down for list of countries.)

Pennsylvania State Data Center The Pennsylvania State Data Center is a cooperative program between Pennsylvania and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Pennsylvania Department of Health: Bureau of Health Statistics and Research Create customized data tables, charts, maps and county assessments/profiles of birth, death, cancer, behavioral risk, and population statistics. Online presence of The Polling Report , a bi-monthly "independent survey of trends affecting elections, government, and business." The Web site is updated whenever a new poll is released, which means almost daily. Includes Gallup, Harris, Yankelovich, Princeton Survey Research Associates, network news polls, more. Main categories are Politics and Policy; Business / Economy; American Scene; Insights; and National Barometer; with an extensive table of contents. Searchable. (LII)

United Nations Statistical Division Contains links to many resources of global statistical information some available without fee.

U.S. Census Bureau The most comprehensive for current U.S. demographic data. Includes the nation's population, housing, business and manufacturing activity, international trade, farming, and state and local governments. There are links to U.S., state, and international statistical resources. (LII)