Q. What are the best databases for finding statistical data?

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Walla Walla University Libraries subscribes to a number of databases that may help you find statistical information. In addition to this, there are links that may provide you with polling and statistics in a number of areas. 

Gale Opposing Viewpoints allows you to search for statistical data. To do this use the Advanced Search, and limit your document type to 'statistical data' or 'statistical table'. 

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the largest database of statistical data. This seraches government provided data on a wide variety of topics including education, health, agriculture, commerce, travel, etc. 

In addition you may find data from polling centers such as Pew Research Center, the Rasmussin Reports, and the Gallup Organization

Much statistical data does come from government and non-governmental organizations such as the UNESCO. And so searching through sites like USA.gov which searches United States federal and state websites, or using Google search and limiting your search to site:.org, may also provide you with statistical data. Always check the website you're getting stats from to be certain it is one that would be considered credible. 

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