Policy Resources
Mills Public Policy students and faculty have contributed to this list of organizations active in public policy research.

Data Sources

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)
Bureau of Justice Statistics (crime and law enforcement
   statistics)
California Department of Finance (state budget and
   other fiscal data)
California Department of Health Services Statistical
   Resources

Counting California (California statistics)
Division of Labor Statistics and Research (California)
FedStats (links to statistical information from over 100
   U.S. federal agencies)
The Human Mortality Database (demographic data from 28
   countries)
National Center for Education Statistics (data on
   education in the U.S.)
Office of the (California) Attorney General (California
   crime statistics)
Program on International Policy Attitudes (public opinion
   studies on international policy)
U.S. Census Bureau (site allows searching of Census
   data; also contains links to summary sites)
U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract
Women's Data Center/FemStats (statistics from the
   Institute for Women's Policy Research)

Other Policy Research Resources

American Association for the Advancement of Science (CRS Reports)
American Political Science Association Policy Links and
   Resources

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (links to multiple
   resources in the field)
Center for American Women and Politics (Rutgers
   University)
C-SPAN (public affairs media)
Policy Archive  (comprehensive digital library of public
   policy research)

Congressional Research Service Report.  The Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides confidential, nonpartisan research and analysis to Congress. CRS does not make its publications directly available online, but these reports are not copyright-protected and some other organizations do provide CRS reports to the public. Below are some examples of sites that carry some CRS reports:

The Gallup Poll
National Science Foundation (NSF's currently funded
   science and technology centers)
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Science and Development Network (British nonprofit
   providing information and opinion on science and
   technology and the developing world)
Science.gov (U.S. government portal with links to
   sources of information on a variety of scientific
   subjects)
UC DATA (data archive and publications from UC's Survey
   Research Center)
Women and Public Policy Program (John F. Kennedy
   School of Government, Harvard)
University Channel (offers free public access to a wide
   range of public policy lectures and panel sessions on
   current events)

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Last Updated: 7/31/13