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Sociology: Websites

Demographics, Statistics, and Data

American Fact Finder
From the U.S. Census Bureau, provides access to data from a variety of surveys and censuses.

U.S. Census Bureau
Find detailed data from the U.S. Census Bureau surveys and censuses. Search by topics, geography, and more.

Federal statistical data from more than 100 agencies.

National Center for Education Statistics
Access data and statistics from national assessments, school surveys, and more.  Includes Pre-K through post-secondary, and libraries.

Mapping L.A. Neighborhoods
Get demographic information and other data on specific areas of Los Angeles.

Pew Research Center
Nonpartisan, nonprofit, and nonadvocacy group that conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, and other social science research.

UN Data
Data from various United Nations statistical databases.

UNICEF Reports and Research
Data and reports from UNICEF, which focuses on children and families.

Evaluating Websites

Remember, anyone can publish anything online!  Make sure you take a critical look at any websites you are considering using for your research! 

Watch the video below and check out our Information Evaluation guide for more details.