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Private Sector Data
Commercial firms collect and publish data and statistics as a paid service to clients or to sell broadly. Examples include marketing firms, pollsters, trade organizations, and business information. This information is almost always fee-based and may not always be available for public release.
When using these sources, make sure to evaluate the organization the produces the information to make sure they are not biased.
Polls and Surveys
Research-based, global performance management consulting company that frequently conducts public opinion polls in several countries. Has data on employee engagement, customer engagement, talent management, and well-being.
"Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels. We are a modern “museum” that helps making the world understandable, using the Internet."
Kaiser Family Foundation
"Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…"
Pew Research Center
Open access, nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.
Public Religion Research Institute
Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research at the intersection of religion, values, and public life.
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
The Roper Center collection contains public opinion data on an extremely wide range of topics. Topics at a Glance offers users prepared iPOLL and dataset searches, issue briefs, featured dataset descriptions, and charts and graphics on some of the most popular subject areas.
The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data gathering, research and distribution organization at Syracuse University. "Your source for comprehensive, independent and nonpartisan information about federal enforcement, staffing and spending."