Research Data Access Resources: Social Sciences

This research guide identifies electronic datasets to support statistical research in the social sciences.


This section of the research guide identifies electronic datasets to support statistical research in a wide range of social science subjects, including

Social science data are primarily data gathered from social surveys, polls, interviews, experiments, census or administrative records.  Essential for researchers in conducting quantitative and qualitative social research, social science data are commonly used for secondary analyses, testing theories and hypotheses, methodology evaluations, longitudinal and cross-sectional studies.

For a list of subject specialists covering these topics, please see the library's list of subject specialists.


Children and Families

Social Attitudes and Values


Politics and Political Attitudes

Crime and Justice

Public Opinion

Race and Ethnicity


Data Repositories

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