Perhaps you can be more specific, like identifying a specific organization, institution, or government agency that produces data on your topic. This will take some creative thinking, but could lead you to awesome results.
Next stop is to look in the professional literature. Often you will find references to statistics and data in the literature. This is a clue that will lead you to the actual resource for the data.
Includes profiles of elected officials including biographical information, voting records, campaign expenditures, interest-group ratings. Also contains overviews and demographic data from states and House districts.
Includes basic information on each country, constantly updated news stories, links to official websites, etc. Topics include government, economy, investment climate, and social and environmental issues. Also includes maps, downloadable data tables, country forecasts, and other information.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data. The Data-Planet repository contains more than 18.9 billion data points from more than 70 source organizations. The over 3.9 billion time series in Data-Planet provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry.
Statista is an excellent source of business, economic, political, social, and historical statistics. It is a great place to simply search for your topic to find loads of relevant and useful statistics and infographics.
The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is a publication of statistics about people with disabilities and about the government programs which serve them. It is modeled after the Statistical Abstracts of the United States, published yearly by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Compendium is designed to serve as a summary of government statistics.
The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.
Provides economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, and includes thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of some 1,900 international organizations.
Searching datasets: Categories have been established to structure the metadata harvested from the various countries.
Providing Data: This section gives an insight into understanding Open Data from the perspective of a data provider. In addition, instructions are offered for those who wish their data portal to be harvested by the European Data Portal.
Using Data: How Open Data is being used, as well as the economic benefits of Open Data are detailed in this section.
Training and Library: eLearning modules about Open Data as well as training guides and a knowledge base referencing publications around Open Data and featured projects.
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research maintains the world's largest archive of computerized, numeric social science data. Topics include demography, economics, health care, politics, social behavior, public opinion. OU does not subscribe, but many data sets are open access.
IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community contexts. Data and services available free of charge.
Labor statistics for over 200 countries or territories from the International Labour Office. Yearly data of total and economically active population, Employment, Unemployment, Hours of Work, Wages, Labor Cost, Consumer Price Indices, Occupational Injuries, Strikes and Lockouts.
of public opinion polls containing the full text of 600,000+ questions and responses, from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.
A premium health and social science resource consisting of over 600 datasets that are organized topically-focused collections and each was selected for inclusion by a National Advisory Panel of experts. Resource includes: American family data, child well-being, aging, maternal drug abuse, etc.
Provides a single entry-point to over 60 million data points covering a wide range of themes including agriculture, crime, education, employment, energy, environment, health, HIV/AIDS, human development, industry, information and communication technology, national accounts, population, refugees, tourism, trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
Provides stats & data on a wide range of development-related topics such as population, environment, economy, health, and education. Covers over 200 countries and over 500 data series. Data can be scaled, indexed against a particular year, viewed by percentage change and charted. Make sure to check out the WDR Reports!
From economic indicators to labor trends including: Consumer Price Index, Current Population Survey (employment, unemployment, earnings), Employment Cost Trends, Local Area Unemployment and Producer Price Index.
U.S. Government’s OPEN data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more! Topics: business, climate, ocean, health, government, etc.
Access to selected statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau through the American Community Survey, including detailed demographic and economic statistics. Decommissioned 30 September 2016, per https://www.census.gov/data/data-tools/decommissioned.html
Welcome to EnviroMapper for Envirofacts, a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This Web site provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information.
FedStats supports a community of practice for over 100 agencies engaged in the production and dissemination of official federal statistics, and provides the public with a showcase of information, tools and news related to official federal statistics.
AILLA is a digital archive of recordings and texts in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. Access to archive resources is free of charge. Most of the resources in the AILLA database are available to the public, but some have special access restrictions.
ComparaLex is an online lexical database developed by the Canada Institute of Linguistics. The database stores language word list data including audio samples and makes them available for linguistic analysis and historical and comparative linguistic reconstruction.
OLAC is "an international partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating a worldwide virtual library of language resources by: (i) developing consensus on best current practice for the digital archiving of language resources, and (ii) developing a network of interoperating repositories and services for housing and accessing such resources."
The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to build a publicly accessible digital library of material on the nearly 7,000 known human languages. The collection currently contains nearly 100,000 pages of material documenting over 2,500 languages, as well as a growing multimedia collection of modern and historical language recordings.
Contains works collected, compiled, or created by SIL, its strategic partners, or members of ethnolinguistic minority communities. Search and browse over 40,000 resources dating from 1935 to the present that describe, document, and/or communicate in the languages and cultures SIL serves.
TROLLing "is designed as an archive of linguistic data and statistical code. The archive is open access, which means that all information is available to to everyone. All postings are accompanied by searchable metadata that identify the researchers, the languages and linguistic phenomena involved, the statistical methods applied, and scholarly publications based on the data (where relevant). Linguists worldwide are invited to post datasets and statistical models used in linguistic research."
The UK Data Service collection includes major UK government-sponsored surveys, cross-national surveys, longitudinal studies, UK census data, international aggregate, business data, and qualitative data.
The CE3 Data Team regularly creates interactive maps and data visualizations to enhance the presentation information collected and analyzed for applied research projects. Using a combination of geographic information system (GIS) and web applications, the Voinovich School’s GIS, database, and web development units collaborate to create user-friendly, interactive maps that help our clients answer questions about natural resources, infrastructure, business strategy and land use and make decisions using a variety of analysis techniques and data from many different sources.