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Non-Government Statistical and Data Resources

Many commercial, research, and nonprofit entities produce, compile, and publish statistical information. In some cases, these entities repackage data procured from government sources. Others provide data that is not available from other sources.  Associations often publish statistical information on their members and this information frequently is available in yearbooks or as special editions of association publications. The resources listed below are good sources for frequently requested statistics not typically found in government sources.


  • America Votes. Washington, DC:  Elections Research Center.
    • Published biennially since 1956, America Votes provides election statistics, by State, for national and gubernatorial elections.
  •  Business and Economics Databases (OSU only)
    • Look in these databases for information on specific companies (profiles, SEC filings, etc.), market analyses, and rankings.
  • Public Opinion Surveys. (Cornell University.  Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research)
    • Listing of Public Opinion survey resources and titles.
  • Reference Resources: Public Opinion Polls & Surveys. (Weber State University.  Stewart Library)
    • Listing of Public Opinion survey resources and titles.
  • Religious Congregations & Membership in the United States.  Nashville, TN:  Glenmary Research Center, 2002.
    • Data for 149 religious bodies enumerated by region, state, and county and nationally. Includes number of churches, mosques, synagogues, or temples; full members, attendees, and number and percentages of adherents.
  • Statistical Reference Index (SRI).  Washington, DC : Congressional Information Service.  
    • [Find in Library] | [Online] | [Microfiche
      Published since 1980, the SRI indexes and abstracts publications of state government agencies, universities and research centers, and nonprofit, trade, professional, and business organizations. Some tables are available online, many can be found on microfiche.  OSU Libraries have the indices from 1980-2009, and the microfiche 1980-2009.
  • Statistical Summary. (The Ohio State University)
    • Basic statistics such as enrollment, tuition and fees, and number of employees.

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