Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Are you interested in determining the average age at which men versus women begin smoking? What if you need to know whether age at marriage differs between your country and other countries, or about international differences in political attitudes based on age, gender, education, or migration background? These and countless other questions can be answered by studies in the ICPSR data holdings. ICPSR data cover topics from sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, and international relations.

ICPSR is the world's largest collection of digital social science data. These data can be used for secondary research, instructional activities, and to write articles, papers, or theses.

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, a member of the ICPSR, grants researchers in Germany access to the extensive ICPSR data base and assists using the ICPSR resources.

The following links may be helpful for your data search:

Find data

Browse the ICPSR data base by topic, series, thematic collection, and even more options.

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Search and compare variables

This feature allows you to examine and compare variables and questions across studies or series. The tool currently includes over 4 million variables, representing about 76% of ICPSR's holdings.

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ICPSR on YouTube

The ICPSR YouTube Channel presents online courses and tutorials on accessing and using ICPSR resources.

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Information for users in Germany

Get in touch with us for data requests and further questions on what ICPSR has to offer for you.

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