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Global & National Security Policy Institute: Research Guide


Good examples of websites and tools with data and statistics are below.  There are also many other resources related to data & statistics for specific topics or regions, so contact Liz Cooper, Social Sciences Librarian,, for advice on other tools to consult. 

UNM Subscription Data & Statistics Resources

International Data Sources

US Data & Statistics Sources (free)

US Federal Agency Statistics & Data - General

Census Data, Demographics, Population Surveys



Great website for data sets on specific topics

In addition to the links on this page, Princeton University Library's Data & Statistical Services librarians have created a great catalog for identifying data sets on specific topics. Although the links on the site are via Princeton’s servers and often will not work for us at UNM, after you identify a useful data set, you can Google the data set’s name and gain access to those that are free or that UNM might have access to or you can get info on how to acquire the data sets that require fees, etc. Contact me, Liz Cooper ( for assistance. 

Polling Data

Public opinion polls cover both political and sociological topics.

To learn more about polls, check out the tutorial on Polling Fundamentals (from the Roper Center). Designed for the novice, it provides definitions, examples, and explanations that introduce students to the field of public opinion research.

Some useful websites and tools with polling data include: