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  1. I am trying to determine census tract changes between 1980 and 1990. Can you point me to something?
  2. I need a data file that is gathered monthly so that I can examine the change in optimism for the population. I need for the data collection to have taken place in 2008.
  3. I am interested in using the "housework" question in the Canadian census. IPUMS-i has the data, but it looks like they left out that variable.
  4. Do you have a quick way to access the Current Population Surveys (March supplements) prior to 1992? I am trying to get a small extract from each year, but the DataFerrett access only lets me go back to 1992.
  5. Do you know of a free source for historical election returns by counties, e.g., 1972, 1976, etc.
  6. I have a student who is trying to find time series physical capital stock from years more recent than are provided by the Penn World Table. Do you know if these data are available anywhere post-early 1990's? A search of the literature points to Nehru and Dhareshwar (1993) dataset, which can be found at http://go.worldbank.org/SR5689V6S0.
  7. Can one get data on Polish Americans from the census?
  8. I need more information on IPUMS. Where can I find it?
  9. I am selecting census tract data for several counties within the US using American FactFinder. I am not able to find certain census tracts. For instance, for New York county, New York, I know there is a tract 197.01 and yet the highest tract number showing via American FactFinder is 99.
  10. I use NHGIS to get summary data from the census - not just historical data, but even the 2000 Census. However, when I try to get data for zip codes, I can only get data for one zip code at a time. Is there a solution for this?
  11. I need data for all zip codes in the nation. What is the easiest way to obtain characteristics on zip codes?
  12. I have some health areas that are defined on the basis of census tracts. When I try to get race-specific results using summary file data from the census (2000) using American FactFinder, I find that some of my census tracts are missing. I know these tracts exist. What is going on?
  13. The 2007 ACS data were released today. How long will it take for us to get the microdata?
  14. I need median household income for all zip codes in California. Where can I get access to this?
  15. I have some students working for me who are unfamiliar with statistical packages. Is there a way that they can pull off data for all census tracts in the tri-county area for Detroit? I have specific tables that I want for 1990 and 1980.
  16. I am looking for census data by gender on age, marital status, education, employment status, income, and race for congressional districts for each Congress from the 103rd to the 110th.
  17. I want to download the 2006 ACS microdata from the Census Bureau website as a stata file. Can you point me to the location where I can do this?
  18. I am using the IPUMS data and for 1970 the only file available is the 1970 metro, form 2. Is this a 1% file?
  19. How does one get access to the Baccalaureate and Beyond data (public-use)?
  20. Can you help me find a public-use codebook for Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B)and the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS)?
  21. The codebook for the 1972-2006 GSS does not agree with the data. The weight variables are noted as being in columns 6982-6993 and yet the data only goes to column 6801.
  22. I am interested in creating some tables from the 2006 General Social Survey. It looks like ICPSR has the data. How easy is it to make a 4-way table – Political affiliation * Age * Education * Race/Ethnicity?
  23. I am interested to public use microdata from the Survey of Consumers. I would like it for as many years as possible. I do not know if the producers readily give this out but I know of researchers who have access to the data.
  24. ICPSR used to have a FastTrack service where some data were released fairly immediately – before normal ICPSR processing. I cannot seem to find this anymore.
  25. Can I access data from ICPSR from my home PC? My home computer is not part of the university IP pool.
  26. Is there a public use version of the ACS, similar to PUMS, with household data? Or just the interface where you get custom tables?
  27. Do you know if the summary files include information on the US protectorates in the Pacific (Guam, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Micronesia, etc.) and the Virgin Islands? I know the Census Bureau conducts a census in these locations.
  28. I need data from several years of the March Current Population Survey but notice that these data do not have set-up files associated with them.
  29. I can not find the 2000 version of the 1990 “School District Data book." I know that there is a 2000 version, since the National Center for Education Statistics has it on their website: [http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/index.aspx](http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/index.aspx) The NCES interface is extraordinarily cumbersome to use.
  30. I want to compare the mobility of siblings in the PSID. How can I find siblings considering they no longer live in their family of origin?
  31. I am doing an analysis with the PSID and I need a very simple variable – race. Where is the race variable?