Cultural Studies and Sociology

General

World Value Survey

  • Discipline: Any
  • Author: World Value Survey
  • Coverage: 1981 - 2014
  • Link: http://economics.mit.edu/files/5065
  • Description: The survey collects responses of subjects on various issues, including political view, happiness, religious view, saving and borrowing preference, and so on.
  • Remark: Free of charge. It requires filling a simple form with user's name, institution and the purpose of the use of data.

6D Model of National Culture

Crime

Crime data

Religion

Religiosity Index

  • Discipline: Sociology, Religion Studies
  • Author: Diener, Ed, Louis Tay and David G. Myers
  • Coverage: 2011, World and US States
  • Link: http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/101/6/1278/
  • Description: They used the Gallup Poll to measure religiosity of each state of US.

Racial Issues

Measure of Racial Animus in US

Migration

International Migration

Happiness and Development

Happy Planet Index

Human Development Index

  • Discipline: Economics, Sociology
  • Author: UN Development Programme
  • Coverage: 1990-2014
  • Link: http://hdr.undp.org/en/data-explorer
  • Description: The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living. The HDI is the geometric mean of normalized indices for each of the three dimensions.