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This guide provides information about ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research.

Downloading Datasets

Most datasets are available only by current West Texas A&M University students, faculty, and staff. You will need to log in to your ICPSR account in order to download most datasets. (Federally funded datasets may be freely downloaded.)

  • You must be logged in to your ICPSR account
  • Select the appropriate data format for your statistical software package (SAS, SPSS, R, Stata)
  • Read the Terms of Use, and then click on Agree in order to proceed
  • A .zip file containing your data should immediately begin to download

By downloading the data from ICSPR, you are agreeing to not distribute data or other materials to individuals who are not authorized to receive it. You are also agreeing to abide by ICPSR's Terms of Use statement.

Reading Data into SPSS Using a Set-up File

Reading Data into SAS Using a Setup File