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Researching Statistics: Overview

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Market Research and Statistics

Search Statista if you're looking for data from businesses, government departments, or market research associations. Geographic coverage is worldwide, with particular emphasis on the United States, China, and European Union countries. Use the infographics features to communicate your topic visually. 

Statista is not the source of the surveys or statistics, rather, the aggregator and collector of information provided by outside sources. In your research, references should be made to the original source of the information, with Statista as the locator or container. Statista provides common citation styles including MLA and APA. 

Hawaii Statistics and Background Data

  • State of Hawaii Data Book 
    "...official summary of statistics on the social, economic, and political organization of our state." 2000-present.
  • Maui County Data Book
    "... a useful and valuable source of economic, demographic and other statistical information about the County of Maui." 
  • Native Hawaiian Databook 
    "...official summary of statistics on the social, economic, and political organization of our state...also includes resource lists for education, health, human services, and economic development, and GIS maps to illustrate the demographic distribution of the Native Hawaiian population in the state of Hawai'i."

US Statistics

  • American Factfinder (U.S. Census)
    Includes data sets for decennial census and American Community Surveys.
  • Economic Census
    "The Economic Census profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level."