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COM 173: Public Speaking: Stats & Gov't

Government Statistics

  • The U.S. Census Bureau gathers and reports statistics on the U.S. population, economy, education, agriculture, and so much more. For a student-researcher, it can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack.  Start small:
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics collects, analyzes and reports data about labor, employment and unemployment, pay and benefits, productivity, inflation and pricing, workplace injuries and more.

Connecticut State Government

To find a Connecticut state agency, visit  CHECK THIS LINK: In July, CT indicated migrating to a new site.

Public Opinion Surveys

Pew Research Center, a non-partisan think tank of the Pew Charitable Trust, engaging in frequent national polls across the United States.

Kaiser Family Foundation Polls, national polls addressing health issues and health policy in the U.S.

American National Election Studies researches voting, public opinion, and political participation.

Current Population Survey, sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Survey topics include work, earnings, education, volunteerism, school enrollment, health insurance and child support.

Real Clear Politics pulls together political and election polls sponsored by a variety of news sites with differing biases. Compare results and methodology.

World Statistics