Data Sets by Subject - Politics
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- The links below are to sites that contain downloadable data sets. These data sets are available in a variety of formats: csv, Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata, etc. Some may be available in multiple formats, some in only one (e.g., Excel.) Generally, these sources are intended for the more advanced data user.
- Site names preceded by an asterisk (*) represent archives and depositories where you may be able to deposit your own research data.
Elections & Voting Data
CLEA - Constituency-Level Elections Archive (International)
A repository of detailed election results at the constituency level for lower house legislative elections from around the world. Subsetting tool available; files downloadable in SAS, SPSS, some Stata, .dat, and other formats.
Election Assistance Commission (U.S.) Research and Data
Voting and elections administration surveys, voter registration studies data, more. Downloadable datasets in Excel, SAS, SPSS, DBF.
Elections Data for Download
From Professor David Lubin at American University. Some of these data sets correspond to articles and books that he has published. Includes various federal elections data and the Souther Politics Project. Zipped files.
Election Results from the FEC
Results of presidential, senate and house elections, by state and district. From 2004 forward, results are available as Excel files.
Harvard Election Data Archive
This archive contains data on election results, voting behavior, and electoral politics, with particular focus on the United States. The core data for the archive are state, county and district level election returns for all recent state and federal elections in the United States. Variety of formats.
Other Political Data
Campaign Finance data from the FEC
Searchable databases; data downloadable as .csv or ascii files.
ISPS Data Archive (Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies)
LawAtlas "The Policy Surveillance Portal"
From Public Health Law Research, a gateway to state laws aimed at improving health or access to health care. The creators have mined and coded legal texts to create the data, which is searchable and mappable on the site. The data files can be downloaded in Excel format.
U.S. Census - Voting and Registration
Under links to "Tables", you'll find downloadable .csv files
Who Rules? An Internet Guide to Power Structure Research - Data Archive
Data on PAC contributions; relationships between, and network analysis of, corporate political action, corporations, policy planning organizations, etc. Zip files.
*ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)
- ICPSR contains many election and public opinion studies in its data archives. Archived data is downloadable in a variety of formats, including SAS, SPSS, Stata, ASCII--but not all formats for all files. UO is a member institution, therefore UO users have access to all data files. Just create an ICPSR MyData account.