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IS 201: Life in Urban America (B. Bousquet)

Statistics

Statistical Data - Resources

Many sources have statistics and other data. Use the links below or look for other resources like them on Google.

Note that statistics-gathering can be biased against any type of group through phrasing of questions, questions not asked, methods of asking (some types of groups may never be accessible through standard means), etc, so always take that into account when you think you are looking at straight factual numbers.

Find the original source of statistical info

If you have a source that quotes another source's statistics, go find that original source to be sure everything was reported correctly. Look for the .gov (use site=.gov in your search terms) or other official site on your topic to access information as original as possible.

Think tanks are good places to look, too

Look for think tanks and other organizations - from both sides of an issue - for research, solutions, and news about policies.

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