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JRNL4002(Mahoney): Find Stats & Public Opinion

Statistics

Statistics help you find evidence to back-up your claim. The library subscribes to many statistics databases. Reach out to Kate for help if you need more options.

Public Opinion

Public opinion polls provide a good social barometer for where the country is heading.

Finding Data and Statistics

Important Questions to Ask

  • Who is interested in collecting these stats

A government agency? A business or industry?

  • Is the data I want too recent?

Statistics take time to compile. Try adjusting your parameters

  • Have you check for the data in a non-internet source?

For some subjects or time periods the data may still only be available in another format, such as an article or book

  • Ask for Help!

Data research is hard! Reach out for help!