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Facts and Figures

Do you want to know the figures on airline on-time performance and reasons for delays? Perhaps you are looking for information on Canada’s national medical expenditures? How about a table ranking the perceived corruption in various countries? We have linked several types of resources providing facts and figures to answer these information needs and much more.

Need more? Check out the International & EU Statistical Resources pages!

International Statistics

ProQuest Statistical Insight 
A robust database with a broad variety of statistical information. Provides direct links to data sources.

World Bank Data 
One of the most useful resources for international development statistics. A Specialized Agency of the United Nations.

Brings together a wide variety of statistical reports, with sections including News Releases, Statistics Explained, Statistics by Theme (Subject), and Publications. A user wishing to access the a database in order to download specific data must create an account.

OECD iLibrary 
Provides the ability to browse by theme or country. Includes books, papers, stats, a fact book, and glossaries and becomes extremely complex the deeper you dig.

World Data Center 
This highly recommended site from Columbia University “provides access to a wide range of global data, associated documentation, and visualization and analysis tools, and to the community of experts on global data.”

Public Opinion

The results of standard, special and flash opinion polls in the EU can be found here.

Provides public opinion polling from 18 Latin American countries.

Pew Global Attitudes Project 
Gauges the opinions of U.S. inhabitants toward other countries, as well as the opinions of other countries about the U.S.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research 
Although primarily U.S. focused, Roper is developing a growing body of international opinion.

More Sources

A variety of datasets from the United States Government.

Hans Rosling’s visually stimulating site of world socio-economic data results complete with lectures on the results of applications of the data including “Africa is not a country” provide a fascinating glance into the uses of data in policy-making.

Wolfram Alpha 
A “Computational Knowledge Engine.”

World Treaty Index 
A beta version of a database that is hoped to someday contain every known international agreement in the 20th century. It includes very good instructions for using the site and can calculate histograms, merge with other datasets, and download all or part of the data in .CSV format.