Statistics & Data Sets Databases

Recommended Databases

Archives social science data that includes aging, child care, criminal justice, demography, education, political science as well as public and mental health.

Provides full text access to books, journals, and statistical databases produced by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals. 

Contains state-level historical data for the areas of agriculture, crime and law enforcement, defense, economy, education, employment and labor, energy and environment, geography, government finances, health, households and housing, population, social welfare as well as transportation.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to access current and historical U.S. Census data and demographic information. It contains maps, profile reports, data elements, and variables.

Other Databases

Covers an archive of quantitative data on American religious institutions and memberships.

Provides extensive economic and social data on China at the national, provincial, county and city levels.

Provides access to open source and freely shared data sets.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Provides a repository where users can make all of their research, such as datasets, presentation slides, open lab notebooks, papers, media, figures, posters, code, theses, and filesets, available in a citableshareable,and discoverable manner.

Consists of U.S. demographic and economic statistics from colonial times to the present.

Provides information about the Portland region’s neighborhoods: how they are changing, who lives there, and the issues of interest to the region’s leaders and residents. Neighborhood Pulse includes neighborhood profiles, Greater Portland 21, and the Neighborhood Pulse Map Viewer. 

Maintains the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Provides U.S. county, state, regional, and national health statistical data.

Maintains public opinion survey results from U.S. academic, commercial, and media opinion surveys. Also includes international data. 

Maintains abstracts and datasets for public opinion survey results from U.S. academic, commercial, and media opinion surveys. Download of datasets from Roper require that users create an account using a PSU email address.

Features demographic and psychographic data on U.S. adult consumer trends with consumer profile reports regarding product and brand usage, spending behaviors, lifestyles and attitudes as well as media use. Allows 5 simultaneous users. When you are done with your search, select the Sign Out button on the upper right-hand side of the page to free up the seats for others.

Contains reports and datasets that cover U.S. and international agriculture and related topics, which include both current and historical data. 

Offers population, housing, economic, trends, and geographic data.

Features data related to education collected and analyzed by the U.S. federal government. Includes reviews and reports on the state of international education too.

Compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of U.S. citizens.

Maintains data sets about juvenile offending, victimization, and contact with the juvenile justice system. Data sources include official records and self-report data from surveys.

Contains merchandise export and import data between the United States and all its trading partners. Although this is a free database, you will need to set up individual accounts. When prompted, please use promo code F0901.

Contains data for countries and country groups covering financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics.