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US Political Stats

U.S. Political Stats is a data download and visualization tool that aids researchers in finding and understanding data on the three branches of the U.S. Government (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial). Designed to be intuitive for the novice researcher yet robust enough for senior political scientists, the site allows users to create graphs, charts, and maps to allow for a quick analysis of data trends. It’s the only site that contains the highly valued CQ Roll Call and CQ Press content which can be compared with other public and proprietary data.


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Content and Features

U.S. Political Stats covers 10 topical categories:

  • Biographical Characteristics
  • Campaign Finances
  • Demographics
  • Economic Data
  • Elections
  • Floor Votes
  • Interest Group Scores
  • Presidential Performance
  • Supreme Court Cases
  • Voting Scores

How U.S. Political Stats supports research

  • Saves users time by providing clean harmonized data from many different sources, including trusted content from CQ Press and CQ Roll Call, in one place
  • Allows researchers to compare different types of data to create datasets and visualizations that bring unique insight into the political process
  • Provides flexibility by allowing users to download the data in bulk for additional analysis

Data Advisory Board Members

  • Casey Dawkins, University of Maryland
  • Colin Cavell, Bluefield State College
  • James E. Hawdon, Virginia Tech
  • Jamie Lennahan, Germanna Community College
  • Jean-Michel Guldmann, Ohio State University
  • Michael Smith, Emporia State University
  • Patricia Kircher, California Baptist University
  • Ross M. Mullner, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Seth H. Giertz, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Sherri Wallace, University of Louisville
  • Stacey M. Jones, Seattle University

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