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Government & Politics:: Pollsters, studies and government databases

Government information & participation

They've done a study.

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Learn more about clinical studies and the background of this website.

How often is the minimum wage raised?

Consult the U.S. Department of Labor about the history of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and this table of minimum wage by year.

Nongovernmental databases & collections

Where did they get the money?

The Federal Election Commission keeps records of campaign contributions. It's not simple to track down who is contributing to political campaigns, but this website about Campaign Finance and Data is a good place to start.

Federal Databases: Your tax dollars at work

The United States federal government is the largest research organization in the world. Much of their research is available online for free. Find background and updates on federal legislation through THOMAS. Find what the median income or educational attainment level is for your zip code is through Census.gov.

See what these free federal databases have to offer.