Links are Organized into Three Main Sections:
- News & Mapping
- American Politics
- IR/GS/CP (International Relations, Global Studies & Comparative Politics)
News & Mapping
Mapping/Data Visualization Websites
US Statistics Links
- FedStats Stats from 100 government agencies in
- US Census Bureau A wealth of stats from the census.
- FactFinder2 Demographics at your fingertips at the US Census Bureau
- Project Vote-Smart - A non-partisan public
information group that helps voters find out how their elected officials voted
on specific issues and where they got their campaign money. Look for an
interest group ratings button and a voting record button.
- Open Secrets Tracks money in
- FEC - The Federal Election Commission oversees
US elections, including campaign finance and has historical elections data.
- Party/Ideology Selector The Pew Center’s Political Party Quiz, place yourself on the political spectrum based on your answers to public opinion questions.
- Political Ideology Selector Your place on the political spectrum
- 2012 Presidential Selector Select a 2012 presidential candidate (includes various
Republican candidates that are no longer in the running).
Public Opinion Surveys
- ABC News Poll Vault
ABC News polls
- Harris Poll
-National Election Studies, at the U of Mich.
- National Opinion Research Center’s General Social Survey, administered by the University of Chicago.
- PIPA Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA), at the University of
-Recent and archives of polls and polling graphics.
- Roper Center
- A repository of public opinion polls on
government and politics, run by U.Conn.
- Washington Post Polling
Washington Post polls
- World Opinion: the Frame
Website for The Frame, a periodical about survey research
-Global Public Opinion
- Zogby Analytics
-Zogby has been quite accurate and influential in political polling in recent
elections. There is not a vault of polls to browse, but you can enter a public opinion topic into their search engine to find Zogby polls.
IR/GS/CP-Related Websites (International Relations, Comparative Politics & Global Studies)
Video : Visualizing Empires Ending
The United Nations
Main Organs of the United Nations
UN Specialized Agencies
General Research on Countries
IR/GS Topics: Peace and
Development: Economic and
Development: Humanitarian and Health
Tanks & Policy Groups