Skip to Main Content
George Mason University Infoguides | University Libraries
See Updates and FAQss for the latest library services updates.

Policy and Government

Core resources for Schar School undergraduate and graduate students, and for all Political Science, Public Policy, Government & International Affairs and Public Administration courses.


US Statistics & Data

Frequently used sources of data and statistics for the United States.

Public Opinion Polls

These are some starting points. For more information, see the Public Opinion Polls & Social Surveys InfoGuide.

Global Data

General Country Information

Data from International Organizations & Statistical Agencies
  • Census Bureau's International Programs Data 
    Includes: International Data Base (IDB) - demographic indicators, population pyramids, and source information for countries. World Population Summary, Country Rankings, HIV/AIDS Surveillance, and Global Population Mapping.
  • OECD iLibrary (library subscription)
  • Statistics on various topics for OECD member and non-member countries. Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD).
  • UN Statistical Databases
    Links to national and international statistical information and publications (UN Statistics Division).
  • World Bank
    This site provides access to World Bank data ranging from easy-to-use to research data sets (microdata).

Index to International Statistics