ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
Statista provides statistics and data within 600 industries and 50+ countries. Statista also contains a variety of industry or topic overview dossiers and reports, as well as shareable data visualizations and infographics that can be exported in a variety of file formats, including .pdf, .xlsx, and .pptx
External Sources for Data and Statistical Information
General suggestions for finding datasets and statistics in the wild
National, state, and local governments are excellent sources for economic and social data, and many of them share their information openly. Look for national census sites or statistics bureaus.
International organizations, think tanks, and various nonprofit entities also provide open data (like Pew Research, the World Trade Organization, etc.).
A collection of relevant data about Mexico collected and maintained by INEGI, an autonomous public body responsible for regulating and coordinating the National Statistical and Geographical Information System of Mexico, as well as for capturing and disseminating information about Mexico in terms of territory, resources, population and economy.
The data portal for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); especially useful for research on broader economic issues, international business, and world-wide social and economic trends.
The Pew Research Center's collection of reports and data about social and demographic trends. Reports are available without an account; direct access to datasets requires registration for a free account.
Statistics Canada is the national statistical office. The agency ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada's economy, society and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision makers.
The World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) software provides access to international merchandise trade, tariff and non-tariff measures (NTM) data. Browse the Country profile section to obtain countries exports, imports and tariff statistics along with relevant development data.
The WTO provides quantitative information in relation to economic and trade policy issues. Its data-bases and publications provide access to data on trade flows, tariffs, non-tariff measures (NTMs) and trade in value added.
A provider of business and news infographics drawn from both proprietary and public information sources; useful for finding more complex graphic representations of some of the same data available in Statista.