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*English Research Guide*: Finding Statistics

A research guide covering all composition, literature and mythology courses.

Data and Statistics Defiined

The terms data and statistics are often used interchangeably, but they refer to very different types of information.

  • Data is the collection of new factual information that is used to create statistics.
  • Statistics present an analysis of the data.

For example, if you conduct a survey, the information you collect is data. When you analyze that information and create a pie chart, it becomes statistics.

On this page, you'll find statistics for the following subjects:

General, Agriculture, Business and Economy, Climate, Weather, and the Environment, Consumer, Crime, Demographics, Education, Employment and Labor, Energy, Federal, Finance, Health, Illinois, Transportation, and World.

General Statistics

Illinois Statistics

Agriculture Statistics

Business and Economy Statistics

Employment and Labor Statistics

Climate, Weather, and the Environment

Consumer Statistics

Crime/Criminal Justice Statistics


Education Statistics

Energy Statistics

Federal Statistics

Finance Statistics

Health Statistics

Transportation Statistics

World Statistics