American History and American Studies: Statistics

The Purpose of this Page

This page is designed to assist the researcher in American History with getting started with a few basic statistical sources. Those in need of a wider range of statistical resources should go to the far more comprehensive page General Statistical Sources: United States and Canada, which is maintained at the Lehman Social Sciences Library.

Statistics: Selected Key Resources

  • Health Data Resources 
    This page provides links to and descriptions of many key sources of health data.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States (Millennial Edition) (Cambridge University Press)
    "Many [data] series in these volumes are continued on a regular basis with periodic updates and revisions by the agency, group, or individual responsible for the original data."--Guide to the Millennial ed. The Millennial Edition is an expanded, revised, and updated version of Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970. Bicentennial ed. (Washington : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1975.) –
  • iPoll Databank @ the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
    iPoll is a comprehensive, up-to-date source for US nationwide public opinion. A full-text retrieval system, the iPoll online database is organized at the question level, providing the tools to sift through nearly a half million questions asked on national public opinion surveys, 1935 to present. Surveys archived in the Roper Catalog were originally gathered by academic, commercial and media survey organizations such as Gallup Organization, Harris Interactive, Pew Research Associates, and many more.
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (1878 to Current)
    An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The online version includes monthly updates to tables, deep searching at the line-item level, powerful facets for narrowing search results, image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables, along with links to provider sites.
  • United States Census Bureau