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Recent Statistics Canada releases
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- Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (Statistics Canada)
The purpose of the survey is to ask Canadians 15 years of age and over about the ways in which they support one another and their communities through their involvement in giving, volunteering and participating. Formerly know as theNational Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating.
- Canadian social trends (Statistics Canada)
"This publication discusses the social, economic, and demographic changes affecting the lives of Canadians. It contains the latest figures for major social indicators." See also Insights on Canadian Society
- General social surveys (Statistics Canada)
The GSS has two principal objectives: to gather data with a degree of regularity on social trends in order to monitor changes in Canadian society over time; to provide information on specific policy issues of current or emerging interest.
- Generosity in Canada: Trends in Personal Gifts and Charitable Donations Over Three Decades, 1969 to 1997 ( Statistics Canada; PDF)
"This brief report summarizes a study ... which analyses patterns in generosity in Canada over a 29-year period."
- Insights on Canadian Society (Statistics Canada)
This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of data sources in order to provide information on various aspects of Canadian society, including labour, income, education, social, and demographic issues, that affect the lives of Canadians
"A collection of over 45,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations -- references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc."
- American Religion Data Archive
The ARDA Data Archive is a collection of surveys, polls, and other data submitted by researchers and made available online by the ARDA.
- Gun deaths since Newtown
Slate magazine hosts an interactive, crowdsourced tally of the toll firearms have taken from Dec. 14, 2012 to Dec 13, 2013. Data can be arranged by age group, gender, location and date; the entire dataset is available for download.
- Gun violence archive
Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is a not for profit corporation formed in 2013 to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States. GVA will collect and check for accuracy, comprehensive information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and then post and disseminate it online. The full dataset can be obtained by request.
- Human development indicators
Statistics from the current UNDP Human Development Report; past reports are also available.
- Poverty & Equity Database (World Bank)
Allows you to explore data and indicators based on different poverty lines.
- Social indicators (United Nations)
Statistics on population, youth and elderly populations, human settlements, water supply and sanitation, housing, health, child-bearing, education, literacy, unemployment, income and economic activity.
- Social issues: key tables from the OECD
The key tables on social issues comprise public and private spending. These include social, old age, health and unemployment spending. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods.
- World Development Indicators
This is the World Bank's annual compilation of data about development. WDI includes over 1200 indicators covering a wide range of development-related topics.
- World Happiness Report ( 2012 / 2013 / 2015 / 2016 )
" ... a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. ... Leading experts across fields – economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, health, public policy and more – describe how measurements of well-being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations. The reports review the state of happiness in the world today and show how the new science of happiness explains personal and national variations in happiness. They reflect a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness as a criteria for government policy."