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Government Statistics for Psychology Research: Home

A guide to help you find government statistics for your Psychology research


This guide contains links to resources for government statistics and data that are specific to the interests of Psychology researchers. You may also find helpful statistical resources in Western Libraries' Government Statistics Sources Guide

Some statistics can be difficult to find and interpret. If you need help, please reach out to the Team Science librarians at with any questions, or, to request a research consultation!

Other Helpful Resources for Government Data

APA Links to Data Sets and Repositories

American FactFinder [U.S. Government]
A resource for open-access datasets generated by the Executive branch of the U.S. government.

Diversity Data
Statistics related to race and ethnic breakdowns in metropolitan areas, presented by Brandeis University.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
Almost 150,000 data series from around the world, collected by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.

Subject links to statistics of more than 100 government agencies.

NACJD: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data [University of Michigan]
A database for information about crime.

Social Explorer
Demography - 1790 to Present

Statistics on many topics compiled by the Kelley School of business at Indiana University.

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