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Government Agencies & Resources
A-Z Index of U.S. Agencies
Find contact information for U.S. federal government departments and agencies including websites, emails, phone numbers, addresses, and more. Get contact information for each state and territory.
U.S. Government information. Agencies, Regulations, Topics, etc.
Guide to agency policy & rule-making process and public comments.
Public Opinion & Polling Data
Eagleton Poll Archive (Rutgers University)
Electronic archive of polling data collected by the Center for Public Interest Polling/Eagleton Poll, one of the nation's first university-based statewide public opinion polls. Its key mission is to provide high-quality non-partisan information about public opinion in New Jersey and to assist governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and academic entities with research services. ...
Convenient web site provides access to polling data from a large number of polling organizations. Includes a substantial amount of data dealing with politics and elections.
Zogby International is constantly searching, testing and measuring hypotheses and principles on polling and public opinion research. Working with a panel of psychologists, sociologists, computer experts, linguists, political scientists, economists,and mathematicians, we explore every nuance in language and test new methods in public opinion research.
Political Advocacy, Research & Scholarly Organizations
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU functions as a non-profit, non-partisan "advocate of individual rights - litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States." Its mission is "to assure that the Bill of Rights -- amendments to the Constitution that guard against unwarranted governmental control -- are preserved for each new generation."
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
The AFL-CIO is a federation of 68 American unions in the private and public sector, representing more than 13 million working women and men nationwide. The federation and its member unions are politically active, and the site includes information about current legislative and policy priorities.
American Political Science Association
The largest U.S. professional association for scholars and students of politics and the publisher of the American Political Science Review
, the APSA claims more than 13,500 members in over 70 countries. This site includes useful information about the organization and its activities, including a directory of the electronic discussion lists
it has organized.
The Cato Institute
'A nonprofit public policy research institute founded in 1977, the Cato Institute has seen its influence and reputation grow to such an extent that it is now regarded as a source of some of the most innovative ideas originating from any policy think tank. ...
Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)
Research, education and public service center based at Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics. CAWP's mission is "to promote greater understanding and knowledge about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life." Resources at the site include online fact sheets, publications, and news.
Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF)
Research and advocacy organization "committed to empowering women and winning equality through research, the sharing of information of value to feminists everywhere, and effective action." FMF's web site includes current news and information on the variety of national and global issues in which the organization is active.
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Founded in 1970, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a national, nonprofit institution that conducts research on public policy issues of special concern to black Americans and other minorities. The site includes a discussion of "hot topics," statistical data, and the full text of selected reports produced since 1995.
Low Income Networking and Communications Project (LINC)
This site, a project of the Welfare Law Center, functions as a gateway to numerous organizations working with low-income groups in a numer of anti-poverty initiatives. Housing, hunger, homelessness, and economic justice are some of the issues these organizations address.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Founded in 1909, the NAACP has been active in the major civil rights campaigns of the last century. Its "principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and eliminate race prejudice."
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Founded in 1966, NOW "is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society" in order to achieve its goal, "which is to eliminate sexism and end all oppression." NOW's web site provides a good overview of the many political campaigns in which it is active. Also see NOW's Legal Defense and Education Fund
for additional information.
PRISM:ASU Public Policy Repository
An Arizona State University resource, Morrison Institute is an independent center that uses nonpartisan research and communication outreach to help improve the state's quality of life. Morrison Institute is part of the College of Public Programs in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Additional publications are available at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Date range of repository publications is 1992 – 2015.
Annenberg Public Policy Center
A premier communication policy center, The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1993 and created FactCheck.org in 2003. This website is designed to give scholars, the media and the general public expanded access to the work that we began in 1993.
Our special collections are issue-driven, interdisciplinary deep-dives into current events and topics related to civil society. "Access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems."
PolicyArchive is a comprehensive digital library of public policy research containing over 30,000 documents.
The Project provides a platform for a broad range of leading economic thinkers to inject innovative and pragmatic policy options into the national debate. The Project offers proposals rooted in evidence and experience, not doctrine and ideology, and brings those ideas to bear on policy debates in relevant and effective ways.