|Professor Lonna Rae Atkeson|
1. http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/ -- Pew's Center on the States identifies and advances state policy solutions.
2. http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/ -- The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. To ensure that data resources are available to future generations of scholars, ICPSR preserves data, migrating them to new storage media as changes in technology warrant. In addition, ICPSR provides user support to assist researchers in identifying relevant data for analysis and in conducting their research projects.
3. http://www.umich.edu/~nes/ -- The mission of the National Election Studies (NES) is to produce high quality data on voting, public opinion, and political participation that serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists concerned with the theoretical and empirical foundations of mass politics in a democratic society. Central to this mission is the active involvement of the NES research community in all phases of the project from study planning through data analysis.
4. http://www.unc.edu/~beyle/guber.html -- Gubernatorial Spending and Election Data starting in 1972.
5. http://www.fec.gov -- US federal campaign spending and finance data.
6. http://www.dol.gov/oasam/library/resources/statistics.htm -- Department of Labor statistics