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Topical Data Sources
American Community Survey (ACS)
Releases new data annually on social, economic, housing, and demographic conditions in the US.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
BEA's economists produce some of the world's most closely watched statistics, including U.S. gross domestic product, better known as GDP. They do state and local numbers, too, plus foreign trade and investment stats and industry data.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. BJS also provides financial and technical support to state, local, and tribal governments to improve both their statistical capabilities and the quality and utility of their criminal history records.
National Center for Education Statistics
NCES collects, collates, analyzes, and reports complete statistics on the condition of American education; conducts and publishes reports; and reviews and reports on education activities internationally.
National Center for Health Statistics
NCHS provides statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.
Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Measures labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the U.S. economy.
Volunteering in the United States
From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. "These data on volunteering were collected through a supplement to the September 2015 Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a monthly survey of about 60,000 households that obtains information on employment and unemployment
for the nation's civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over.