Data Sources: Politics
- American National Election Studies
National survey data since 1948 on the American electorate. Resources on American political behavior, including tables and basic frequencies.
- American National Elections Study Data Center
Data from current and past American National Elections Studies, an extensive longitudinal survey of political beliefs every election cycle.
- American Presidency Project
Data and resources on the U.S. Presidency, including papers, speeches, and rhetoric. Includes a searchable database of public papers.
- Annenberg Public Policy Center
Poll data on a variety of topics, including education, political institutions, and the media. Some data is restricted; follow email links to request permission to access this data.
- Budget of the United States Government
Direct links to the current and past federal government budgets.
- Census of Governments
Data and reports from the Census of Governments.
- Civilian Personnel Statistics
Data on Civilian Personnel hirings by a variety of government departments.
- Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) is a collaborative, cross-national, multi-level survey research data collection conducted by election study teams in over fifty countries around the world.
- Congressional Budget Office
Data and reports on all aspects of the U.S. Federal government's budget.
- Consolidated Federal Funds Report
US Government expenditures 1993-present. Federal agency and program data (national, state, county, and place) available in summary displays, detailed downloads, and searching.
- CQ.com - MoneyLine
An online resource for data and news on campaign finances.
- CQ Electronic Library
Congressional Quarterly's online library provides access to their publications, data on a variety of elections and politics, and historical documents (Duke only).
- Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
Detailed national results of US Presidential Elections from 1789 through 2000. State and county results from 1892 through 2000. Basic data is available free, more detailed data requires a membership. Complete datasets can be purchased for a reasonable price.
- National Security Archive
A searchable database of primary declassified documents about American politics (Duke only).
- Election Results Archive
An online archive of elections results for all democratic countries in the world, back to 1974.
- Elections and Electoral Systems by Country
Resources and links to election results from around the world.
- Federal Assistance Award Data System
The quarterly FAADS data files are compilations of data records on the grants, loans, insurance, and direct payment transactions made by federal departments and agencies.
- Government Printing Office Home Page
The GPO homepage provides access to free and for-purchase reports from the Federal Government.
- NOMINATE Data
Data on the U.S. House and Senate, including DW NOMINATE Scores, roll call votes, and historical data.
- Representation in America's Legislatures
Gerald Wright has made available data on all votes in every state legislature in 1999-2000.
- Pennsylvania Election Statistics
An online resource for detailed, county-level data on voting in Pennsylvania.
- Political Forecasting
A website dedicated to forecasting election results. Also hosts a large collection of data on a variety of elections.
- State Politics and Policy Quarterly Data Page
A consolidated set of data on U.S. States, including demographics, crime, politics, and business.
- THOMAS (Library of Congress)
THOMAS provides access to data on Congress, presidential nominations, treaties, and archival data, in a searchable format.
- U.S. Electoral College
Data and resources on the U.S. Electoral College.
- USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information provides direct online access to federal, state, local, and tribal governments.
Last update: 11/19/2010 kk/jb