How does the government collect data/ statistics?
The “big one” is the Census, held every 10 years. http://www.census.gov Other agencies collect other types of data in different ways. you can see the government’s web site http://www.fedstats.gov for much more additional information on the statistics collected and how, and access to the data. Who is FedStats? FedStats provides information for Federal agencies that are listed in Statistical Programs of The United States Government and reporting expenditures of at least $500,000 per year in one or more statistical activities including: planning of statistical surveys and studies, including project design, sample design and selection, and design of questionnaires, forms, or other techniques of observation and data collection training of statisticians, interviewers, or processing personnel collection, processing, or tabulation of statistical data for publication, dissemination, research,