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Voter Opinion Resources
I Side With
iSideWith.com was started in March 2012 by two friends with two very different views of politics. We are constantly finding and building new ways to boost voter engagement and education using information, data, and breaking technologies.
Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates
and elected officials to ALL Americans.
US Census Voting & Registration
In election years, the Current Population Survey collects data on reported voting and registration, and later reports stats by turnout, age, race and origin.
US Census My Congressional District
My Congressional District gives you quick and easy access to selected statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau through the American Community Survey (ACS) and County Business Patterns (CBP). The ACS provides detailed demographic, social, economic, and housing statistics every year for the nation's communities. CBP provides annual statistics for businesses with paid employees at a detailed geography and industry level. My Congressional District is powered by ACS and CBP data through the Census Application Programming Interface (API). - See more at: https://www.census.gov/mycd/application/#sthash.Su3DrcNd.dpuf
US Elections Project ~ Voter Turnout
The complete time series of national presidential and midterm general election turnout rates from 1787-present.
Fair Vote ~ Voter Turnout
Robust voter turnout is fundamental to a healthy democracy. As low turnout is usually attributed to political disengagement and the belief that voting for one candidate/party or another will do little to alter public policy, "established" democracies tend have higher turnout than other counties. However, voter turnout in the U.S. is much lower than most established democracies. In this section we present research on voter turnout in the United States and the steps we might take to increase voter turnout.
US Census ~ Voter Hot Report
The Current Population Survey collects data on voting and voter registration in November of even-numbered years, and has done so since 1964. It provides information about voting and registration by many characteristics, including age, sex, race, and education. Because the data are from a survey, they are subject to sampling error. This report highlights elections held between 1996 and 2014 for the United States and focuses on the voting aged citizen population.
House of Representatives & Senate Races
Do Your Own Fact Checking
Unemployment Page on BLS website
Choose from a number of links on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website
US Census Health Insurance Numbers
The Census Bureau collects health insurance data using three national surveys: the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The CPS ASEC collects health insurance data on an annual basis at the national and state level geographies. The ACS collects data on an annual basis for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district and all counties, places and metropolitan areas with populations of 65,000 or more. The SIPP collects longitudinal health insurance data at the national level of geography
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Nonpartisan analysis for the U.S. Congress
Tracking the US Congress
GovTrack.us tracks the United States Congress and helps Americans understand what is going on in their national legislature. We publish the status of federal legislation and information about your representative and senators in Congress. Use GovTrack to track bills for updates or get alerts.
We also go beyond the official record with statistical analyses, bill summaries, and other tools to put information in context. GovTrack was the first to create open data about Congress (see the developer docs), and we have successfully lobbied Congress to make more and better legislative information available to the public.