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Having numbers of some sort can often strengthen your research and help place your information and writing in context.
For data and statistics on your topic, consider checking the following sources/databases:
Government or organizational websites
More information and links are available below.
Statista is a powerful database that includes statistics on many topics. If you don't see your topic here initially, consider using a more broad term (i.e. instead of "factory farming" try "animal cruelty" or "animal rights"). Use the other suggestions on this page to find local information.
Access to over 1.5 million world-wide statistics and forecasts. The database includes over 20,000 reports, dossiers, and industry reports. The database is searchable by topic, industry, or markets.
Government / Organizational Websites
The links below represent very helpful websites that provide reports and statistics on a wide range of topics, focusing on Utah and the US- look for similar websites for other locations! Use the tips in the "Searching Google for Websites" box to find additional websites of interest.
From PEW: "Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions."
Searching Google for Websites
You can try the following Google search strategies to limit results to specific domains, websites, or find related sites if you find an organization or site of use:
limit results to a specific type of web domain using site:
examples: site:.org ... site:.gov ... site:.edu
limit results to a specific website using site:
examples: site:utah.gov ... site:who.int
limit results to websites related to a specific website using related: