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WR150: Educated Electorate

Statistics Sources

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Statistical Software @ BU


negotiates licenses for several statistical programs used throughout the University, and provides support for these programs. 

  • JMP dynamically links statistics with graphics to interactively explore, understand, and visualize data.  It can work with a variety of data formats, such as text files, Microsoft Excel files, SAS data sets and ODBC-compliant databases. 
  • Statistical Analysis System (SAS) is a very popular statistical package that can be used for data management, report writing, statistical analysis, and graphics. 
  •  SPSS is the current name for the complete portfolio of SPSS Predictive Analytics products.

data files, statistics

American Presidency Project – Presidential Elections Data 1828+ 

Federal Election Commission – Downloadable Data about  Candidates and Committees

US Presidential Election Maps: 1860-1996 Reformatted data from ICPSR Study # 7757. animamer

The changing colors of America (1960-2012)

Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Election Statistics 1920+ “Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published the official vote counts for federal elections from the official sources among the various states and territories. ” (from the site)

American National Election Studies 1948+ Time series data.

United States Elections Project

Harvard Election Data Archives

Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections

Public Mapping Project

Federal Elections Project – 2000 Election Data By State. Massachusetts spreadsheet download contains precinct federal general election results for all but two towns: Ayer and Stoughton.

The Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990 (ROAD) ” Record Of American Democracy (ROAD) data include election returns, socioeconomic summaries, and demographic measures of the American public at unusually low levels of geographic aggregation. The NSF-supported ROAD project covers every state in the country from 1984 through 1990 (including some off-year elections). ” (from the site)

American national election studies, 1948-1997 [electronic resource] / produced jointly by National Election Studies and Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. The Consortium, c1998. Mugar Reserve Room JK1967 .A835 1998 CD-ROM

America at the polls…CQ Press. Vol 1. Harding to Eisenhower, 1920 – 1956 Vol. 2. Kennedy to Clinton, 1960 – 1992 Mugar Reference XJK524 .F65

1960-2000 John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. CQ Press, c2001. Mugar Reference XJK524 .M33 2001

Congressional Quarterly’s Guide to the U.S. Elections. CQ Press, 2001. 2 vols. Mugar Reference XJK1967 .C662 2001

Miller, Warren E. American National Election Studies Data Sourcebook, 1952 – 1986. Harvard University Press, 1989. Mugar Reference XJK1967 .M54 1989



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