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Finding Federal Data and Statistics

Use this guide to find data generated by various statistical agencies and bureaus of the Federal Government

Using this guide

Use the links under the Statistical Agencies and Bureaus tab  to find  data  and statistics produced by various agencies, bureaus and departments of the Federal Government to support your research.

Use the Publications tab to find annual reviews and online journals from these agencies,departments, bureaus,and centers.

Use the Nongovernmental Sources tab to find information not published by the federal government but by nongovernment bodies that have compiled federal data and statistics and presented in a way  to provide easy access to multiple sources of information.

 Also included are nonprofit think tanks.

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Why Use Statistics?

 

"There are lies, damned lies, and statistics."
—Mark Twain

 Numbers and statistics are powerful pieces of evidence that can effectively strengthen any argument or research question.

You want your data, however, to come from reliable, objective, and authoritative sources such as from these various entities of the Federal Government. They produce data and statistics based on extensive research and review. Publishing  this information on the web allows it to be continuously updated and readily available and  to all.