Social science data for analysis and teaching available via 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 region of the country and other regions, or about differences in political attitudes based on age, gender, education, race, or ethnicity? 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.


All Augusta University faculty, staff, and students have access to the extensive ICPSR data holdings by accessing the ICPSR link through the University Libraries database page. First-time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account; thereafter, you will need your email address and password to download data. Local assistance in locating, accessing and analyzing ICPSR data is available; contact Dr. Kim Davies Email:, Phone: 706-737-1735 or contact your Greenblatt Library embedded librarian or your Reese Library liaison for assistance.

ICPSR is supported by the Office of Research Administration.