The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains and provides access to thousands of social science datasets for research and instruction. This is a good first place to start when looking for social science data for secondary analysis.
ProQuest Statistical Insight provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. PQSI brings together a massive collection of statistical data in a single easy-to-use search interface, with additional features such as descriptive abstracts, detailed indexing, full-text PDFs of source documents, tables, and downloadable spreadsheets containing table data.
The Current Index to Statisticsprovides information aboutpublications in statistics, probability and related fields. References are drawn from 160core journals,selected articles from other journals with statistical content and books.
This site allows you to explore data and surveys compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy's research team. Here you will find information about America's top donors, endowments, foundations, and fundraising (including a listing of the 400 charities that raise the most money through private sources).
Established in 1982, the NCCS is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.
This site from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides access to current and historical data covering workforce statistics; earnings and hours; fatalities, injuries, and illnesses; and workplace trends.
The data in this release were collected through a supplement to the September 2009 Current Population Survey, a monthly survey of about 60,000 households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The purpose of this supplement was to obtain information on the incidence of volunteering and the characteristics of volunteers in the United States.
This report presents information on employment in America’s charities— the broad set of health, education, civic, scientific, and charitable organizations entitled to tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Written by Lester M. Salamon and S. Wojciech Sokolowski at the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.
Standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. Covers a variety of topics, including population, labor, economics, and government. Chapter Bg covers Nonprofit, Voluntary, and Religious Entities. You can also do keyword searches to find information.
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U.S. macroeconomic time series data including national income and product accounts, consumer and producer price indexes, money supply, interest and exchange rates, manufacturing and trade statistics, population and labor statistics, business conditions indicators, energy statistics, banking statistics, commodity prices, and other economic indicators from Federal and private organizations.