U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statististics: a great place to find statistics about employment, wages, occupations and more.
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau collects data throughout the year, and is responsible for counting everyone in America once
every ten years. Their data base is full of all kinds of information, and plenty of articles to help you understand the significance
of the numbers. Click on "People" on their home page, and take a look at all the things you can find here. Warning: once you
start, you might get hooked!
Criminal Justice Statistics
Here you will find all the numbers about crime and punishment, as well as opinion polls on issues like gun
control. The data is sorted in enough different ways that you should be able to find answers to most of your questions about
the whole criminal justice system.
Data on the Net
This is a site from UC San Diego, which helps you find data on the internet.
The Gallup Organization
If you want to read the latest polling information, here's the place. You can't access everything, but the
publicly available stuff is usually quite interesting and readable.
For help in how to write your analysis of our poll, you might want to read a professional, in-depth analysis
of one of their current polls found here:
The CIA Factbook: Here's a good place to find out all kinds of information on every country in the world. I
suggest you take a look at Afghanistan as well as the USA, and compare some things, such as population (male/female ratios),
life expectancies (male v. female). We'll talk about these things in class when we discuss social change and terrorism.
Another page that will give you good OFFICIAL information on terrorism is the U.S. Department of State Counterterrorism
More information on terrorism, and the infamous "Most Wanted" list can be found on the FBI website.
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