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Research resources for students and researchers in Media Arts & Studies.

Find data with Statista

Where can I get data about my topic? 

  • On the Statista website, search for your topic. You should see a chart of the data and a description of where it comes from below the chart.
  • Statista IS NOT the source of the data. You should cite the source listed on the page. 
    • Example: this data on public opinion in regards to gun safety and ownership comes from the Pew Research Center, so they should be cited as the source of the data. Check out the example citation below. 
  • I've also listed a variety of topic-specific websites below that you can use to find data. 

Example APA Citation:

Pew Research Center. (2012). What do you think is more imporant - proteching the right of Americans to own guns, or controlling gun ownership (United States, July 2012). Retrieved from http://www.statista.com/statistics/237372/survey-on-the-importance-of-gun-control-and-gun-ownership-in-the-us/

You could also use the link to the original article on the Pew Research Center site and cite that instead. Here is an APA citation for the page from which Statista drew the data for the ciation listed above:

Pew Research Center. (2012). Views on gun laws unchanged after Aurora shooting. Retrieved from http://www.people-press.org/2012/07/30/views-on-gun-laws-unchanged-after-aurora-shooting/.

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