Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Center’s work is carried out through its seven research centers:
• Pew Research for the People and the Press
• Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project
• Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life
• Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project
• Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project
• Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project
• Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends
The Pew Internet and American Life Project is the site for data about life as it is lived online. The Pew Internet Project is an initiative of the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The project's mission since 2000 has been to track not just the "impact" but "the evolution of the internet through surveys that examine how Americans use the internet and how their activities affect their lives."
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The Global Open Data Index is an annual effort to measure the state of open government data around the world. Through this initiative we want to provide a civil society audit of how governments actually publish data - with input and review from citizens and organisations around the world. The unique benefits of the Open Data Index include: - - Results from a citizen’s perspective and not simply reliant on government claims of openness. - A simple group of datasets that offer powerful insights into key government functions and performance, and that can be compared consistently across countries. - Pioneering methods, with topical experts reviewing global submissions for each dataset to ensure reliability. - An education and engagement tool for citizens to learn about open data, the state of government data in their own country, and how they can best make use of it. - Allows us to establish a baseline and track changes and trends in the open data world over time as the field evolves.
From : Hartsell-Gundy, Jeffrey. (2014). Finding Government Statistics on the Internet. College & Research Library News, 75(3), 148-152.
BJS collects and publishes statistics on all aspects of criminal justice in the United States at the state, federal, and tribal levels. Crimes by type (violent, property, identify theft, hate crime, etc.) or victim, corrections populations and facilities, and court systems are covered as well as noncriminal aspects of the justice system, including law enforcement personnel and behavior statistics.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics collects information regarding the U.S. civilian labor force. Figures such as the unemployment rate, Consumer Price Index, Payroll Employment Rate, and Import and Export Price Indexes.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics collects information about all aspects of travel and transportation in and into the United States: personal travel, public transportation, and even freight. Data available covers air, land, and sea transportation and is available by region, mode of travel, and subject.
The Department of Homeland Security has absorbed many federal agencies over the last ten years and now provides information on a variety of topics related to the domestic security of the United States. Statistics on immigration to the United States (most notably the annual Yearbook of Immigration Statistics), statistics from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and maritime information from the U.S. Coast Guard are all provided through DHS.
The second principal statistical agency operated under the USDA, ERS, like the NASS, collects information on agriculture in the United States. However ERS collects data with an eye more toward the economics of agriculture and related fields. Food safety and prices, commodity markets, the rural economy, and agricultural income are covered among other topics.
Fossil fuels (petroleum, natural gas, coal), nuclear power, and renewable resources make up the energy production portfolio of the United States, and the EIA keeps track of them all from extraction to consumption at the state and national level, as well as international indicators. In addition to sources of energy, EIA tracks energy usage, source stocks, and prices. EIA also provides information on side effects of energy use (emissions and waste) and offers access to industry reporting information.
NASS provides information on every aspect of its area: agriculture. Information about the economics (prices, loans, etc), demographics, commodity stocks and yields, environmental concerns and impacts, land use, and education in agriculture is available in addition to statistics covering crops and livestock. NASS is also responsible for producing the Census of Agriculture every five years.
The National Center for Education Statistics collects information about all aspects of education in the United States. Statistics are available at the district, municipality, state, and national level covering all ages from children to adult education.
NCHS, run by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), hosts a large volume of information covering every aspect of health in the United States. More than just information about diseases is available: mortality and natality, exercise, marriage, injury, and access to health care are included.
The Social Security Administration’s ORES is probably the most focused of all the principal statistical agencies of the U.S. government, focusing almost solely on the topic of the U.S. Social Security programs.
Statistical Programs of the United States Government is an annual publication listing the 13 principal statistical agency programs of the United States and the nearly 100 smaller programs run as part of various federal agencies. While not every federal agency is responsible for a principal statistical agency, just about every federal agency runs some manner of statistical program, and generally more than just one. These bureaus, programs, departments, and agencies generally focus on narrow topics related in some way to the agencies they are a part of.
The Internal Revenue Service provides SoI related to all aspects of federal taxation in the United States. Statistics cover individual and business taxes by type and topic, statistics by tax form, information on income, IRS operations, and tax exemptions.