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Political Science: Data

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Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

"An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields."

To use ICPSR at Buffalo contact Carolyn Klotzbach-Russell.

422 Lockwood Library, North Campus
Buffalo NY 14260-4100

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Carolyn Klotzbach-Russell
422 Lockwood Library, North Campus
(716) 645-9178

Data Archives -- An International Politics Sampler

Data Archives -- American Politics

American National Election Studies

ANES data enable researchers to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes. 

Voting and Registration (U.S. Census)

In election years, the Current Population Survey collects data on reported voting and registration, and later reports stats by turnout, age, race and origin.

Federal Election Commission

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency established in 1975 to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA). 

Vital Statistics on American Politics

Congressional Roll Call

United States Congressional Elections

War and Peace

Correlates of War

"COW seeks to facilitate the collection, dissemination, and use of accurate and reliable quantitative data in international relations."                                                                                                         

Integrated Network for Societal Conflict Research

"It is engaged in innovative research on the problem of political violence within the structural context of the dynamic global system . . . "