Published since 1878, this is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the US. [Print versions are available in the Library Reference Room (Call # HA202 .U5). Earlier editions are available on the Census website.]
George Washington University institute dedicated to finding constructive solutions to social problems through morally informed policy analysis and moral dialogue. Focuses on policy issues affecting family, schools, the community, and the moral climate of society as a whole.
The directory from the National Institute for Research Advancement provides a systematic introduction to the world's most prominent and innovative public policy research institutes and an overview of the organizational structures and research activities of a large number of think tanks.
An independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action -- not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.
Unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between what American leaders and ordinary citizens really think about issues including: education, foreign policy, immigration, religion, and civility in American life.
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Individual Rights vs. the Common Good
Steven Budzinski's Prezi presentation examines a series of landmark Supreme Court decisions to explore the ways laws and public policy decisions have affected the national conversation about the tension between individual rights and the common good.