Skip to main content
Library Research Guides

Political Science 160: Introduction to World Politics

Guide for Political Science 160 Introduction to World Politics taught by Professor James Morrow

Selected resources for statistics

United Nations Data Hundreds of data elements for almost all countries, 1946+ present. Subjects include agriculture, economics, health, prices, men and women, education, labor, development assistance. Advanced View supports multiple series, years, and countries with downloading capability into Excel, ASCII, or CSV formats. Web site includes definitions, sources of the data, and a topical list of subjects.
World Development Indicators Economic development data from 551 statistical series for 224 countries and ethnic groups of the world, compiled by the World Bank. Specific series and countries/groups can be selected for specific year ranges, and data can be exported.
OECDiLibrary Statistical data bases of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In-depth time series of data for the Western European countries, United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia. Main Economic Indicators, Historical Indicators, and National Income and Product Accounts appear under PERIODICALS/STATISTICAL PERIODICALS. Economic Surveys are under PERIODICALS. Health data appears in the STATISTICS section."> UMich Only
ProQuest Statistical Insight Indexes and abstracts federal statistical publications since 1974, business and state government publications since 1980, and international agency publications since 1983.
UMich Only
International Institute for Strategic Studies Armed Conflict Database Analyzes armed conflicts around the world since 1997, including non-state parties and the death toll. Major features: statistics, bar graphs, and pie charts by year and country for fatalies, weapons, refugees, and returnees. Includes summary information on individual non-state groups.
UMich Only
Polling the Nations Compilation of questions and responses from more than 6,500 national, state, local and special surveys in the U.S. and over 60 other countries, 1986+
UMich Only
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is the largest archive of public opinion data in the world. It is particularly strong for the United States and the last half of the 20th Century. The Library has access to iPoll, their catalog of poll questions, via campus IP address or remotely via library authentication. The Roper Center can also provide the raw data for thousands of surveys. To request data, contact the library's Spatial and Numeric Data Service at
UMich Only

Election Statistics

More sources for statistics