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ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, provides access to the worlds largest archive of computer-based research and instructional data for the social sciences. The data holdings cover a broad range of disciplines, including political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, education, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, and law.

ICPSR data sets consist of raw data only. To make use of the data sets, you will need to have SAS, PASW, or STATA software available on your computer. Most sets are ACSII text files.

Please note that you must sign into ICPSR in order to download the data sets. You may sign in with an existing Google or Facebook account, or you may create a free ICPSR MyData account.