The Cook Political Report is an independent, non-partisan newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, Governors and President as well as American political trends.
Explore how Americans voted for their legislators during the formative era of American politics, 1788–1825. Mapping Early American Elections provides interactive maps and tables of U.S. Congressional elections during the First Party System, contextual essays, open access data, and tutorials. Learn more.
Data USA is a platform built on public U.S. Government data where you can conduct your own analyses and create stories. It is a collaboration between Deloitte, Collective Learning, Datawheel, and D3plus.
The Distressed Communities Index (DCI) is a tool for measuring the vitality of U.S. communities. This 2017 report examines place-based disparities in
the American economic experience and assesses the relationship between them and a host of other important factors, such as health outcomes, public
assistance spending, demographics, and educational attainment.
Published by the Cato Institute and accompanied by demographic and economic data on each state, Freedom in the 50 States ranks states on the basis of how their policies promote freedom in the fiscal, regulatory, and personal realms.
Measure of America provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America and stimulating fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and living standards.
The United States Elections Project is an information source for the United States electoral system. The mission of the project is to provide timely and accurate election statistics, electoral laws, research reports, and other useful information regarding the United States electoral system. By providing this information, the project seeks to inform the people of the United States on how their electoral system works, how it may be improved, and how they can participate in it.
The Foreign Aid Explorer shows the multi-dimensional picture of U.S. foreign assistance through a highly visual and interactive website. The website makes it easy for all users to find and retrieve the data they need. For the casual user, there are interactive maps and graphics that clearly lay out the details of foreign aid, allowing users to explore foreign aid data across countries, sectors, and over time. More advanced users can quickly download their desired data using our data query tools or by selecting from a choice of prepared files.
IndexMundi contains detailed country statistics, charts, and maps compiled from multiple sources. You can explore and analyze thousands of indicators organized by region, country, topic, industry sector, and type.
The MacroDataGuide is a user’s guide to researchers and students worldwide in search of high quality data for social science research. It informs not only on which data are out there and where they can be found, it also provides a qualitative assessement of these resources.
Impunity is the exercise of power without accountability, which becomes, in its starkest form, the commission of crimes without punishment. The Atlas of Impunity is a quantitative assessment of this holistic definition of impunity, measured by independent indicators across five sites in society. These dimensions include unaccountable governance, human rights abuse, conflict and violence, economic exploitation, and environmental degradation.
COW seeks to facilitate the collection, dissemination, and use of accurate and reliable quantitative data in international relations. Advisory board convenes at the meetings of International Studies Association and Peace Science Society (International).
The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
The starting point for the Democracy Barometer is the premise that a democratic system tries to establish a good balance between the normative, interdependent values of freedom and equality and that this requires control. Freedom, Control and Equality are further subdivided into individual liberties, rule of law, public sphere; competition, mutual constraints governmental capability; and transparency, participation, and representation, respectively.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy worldwide for 165 independent states and two territories—this covers almost the entire population of the world and the vast majority of the world’s states.
Political indicators: levels of civil and political rights. Proxy for levels of democracy. Covers most countries in the world. It goes back several decades and it is compiled annually. Tips: Under Signature Reports, select a year. Explore map to view index data by country, click to view detailed report.
The Fragile States Index (FSI) produced by The Fund for Peace (FFP), highlights pertinent vulnerabilities which contribute to the risk of state fragility. It makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.
The twelfth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. This index is produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
The Global State of Democracy indices (GSoD indices) depict democratic trends at the country, regional and global levels across a broad range of different attributes of democracy in the period 1975–2015.
Parline is the reference point for authoritative data on the parliaments of the world. It comprises 600+ data points for every country where there is a functioning parliament. Parline is produced with the cooperation of national parliaments, who provide and check the data through a network of Parline Correspodents.
The focus of CSP research is on the dynamics of and opportunities for Managing Complexity in Modern Societal-Systems and the real possibilities for a global systemic peace, that is, minimizing the resort to and the effects of political violence in the world as a whole.
The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for over 200 countries and territories over the period 1996–2015, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, and Control of Corruption.
The Electoral Integrity Project is an independent academic project based at Harvard University and the University of Sydney. EIP has sought to produce innovative and policy-relevant scientific research that achieves international standing in the social sciences and leads to a significant advancement of capabilities and knowledge about elections, democracy, and autocracy.
ElectionGuide is provided by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), an international nonprofit dedicated to strengthening electoral democracy. Launched in 1998 through a grant from USAID. It provides content on: National elections around the world; Subnational elections of high interest; Political parties and candidates; Referendum provisions; News on election-related laws and developments around the world; Political institutions and electoral systems; Election results and voter turnout.
Data and visualizations of global indicators. Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious or economic affiliations. Gapminder is a fact tank, not a think tank. Gapminder fights devastating misconceptions about global development.
This link will take you to all reports from the World Economic Forum. Scroll to the Global Competitiveness Report. Featuring the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0, the Report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 140 economies, providing unique insight into the drivers of economic growth in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
From the Heritage Foundation. The Index of Economic Freedom measures global free markets with 12 factors: Rule of Law (property rights, government integrity, judicial effectiveness); Government Size (government spending, tax burden, fiscal health); Regulatory Efficiency (business freedom, labor freedom, monetary freedom); Open Markets (trade freedom, investment freedom, financial freedom).
DataBank is an analysis and visualization tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them.
Showcases data-driven advocacy on gender equality issues across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Explore now the state of gender equality across 129 countries covering 95% of the world's girls and women.
An infographic of data from The Economist on Environment for Working Women internationally - please see also related - The best and worst places to be a working woman: https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/03/daily-chart-0?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/thebestandworstplacestobeaworkingwoman
The Leadership Index shows us where women are in governments around the world, how much power they hold and how they got to their positions of leadership. We explore the data through three pillars – pathways, positions and power – to understand the correlations between different variables, decisions and policies and how those decisions ultimately affect how much power women hold in public office. The Leadership Index focuses on positions across the five sectors of government: executive, legislative, judiciary, civil service and security — and also from the national to local levels.
The Global Retirement Index (GRI) is a multi-dimensional index developed by Natixis Global Asset Management and Core Data Research to examine the factors that drive retirement security and to provide a comparison tool for best practices in retirement policy.
The Social Progress Index is an aggregate index of social and environmental indicators that capture three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity. The 2017 Social Progress Index includes data from 128 countries on 50 indicators.
Scroll down for most recent report. Links to previous reports available from there. This report "highlight[s] specific steps each government can take to protect victims of human trafficking, prevent trafficking crimes, and prosecute traffickers in the United States and around the world. The findings in this report help inform policymakers, law enforcement, and civil society on gaps and areas of concern, as well as serve as a roadmap forward to end the scourge." Why this report matters, from the Washington Post.
Shows at a glance which countries are facilitating travel for citizens of other countries and how: whether they allow people to travel to their country without a visa, if travellers can get a visa on arrival in the country or if visitors need to get a visa before travel.
The Fraser Institute produces research about government actions in areas that deeply affect Canadians’ quality of life such as taxation, health care, aboriginal issues, education, economic freedom, energy, natural resources and the environment.
The Good Country Index exists to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and other international organisations, we’ve given each country a balance-sheet to show at a glance whether it’s a net creditor to mankind, a burden on the planet, or something in between.
The Portal aims to serve as a unique access point to timely, comprehensive migration statistics and reliable information about migration data globally. The site is designed to help policy makers, national statistics officers, journalists and the general public interested in the field of migration to navigate the increasingly complex landscape of international migration data, currently scattered across different organisations and agencies.
The Religion and State (RAS) project is a university-based project located at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. Its goal is to create a set of measures that systematically gauge the intersection between government and religion. Specifically, it examines government religion policy.
A global ranking of soft power from Portland and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) that combines objective data and international polling. “In today's global information age, victory often depends not on whose army wins, but on whose story wins.” (John Arquilla). Scroll through reports and policy briefs to view Soft Power 30 reports.
Published annually by the federal government since 1878, this comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States is a snapshot of America and its people.
Grab data from over 3 billion time series on economics, banking, finance, demographics, health, child well-being, environment, agriculture, energy & more. Data provided in a standardized format in your personal account. Results update automatically from the primary source and data can be used to build graphs, charts, and tables. Data can also easily be embedded in a website or blog.
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