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Data Collections in SodaPop


The Population Research Institute (PRI) is currently evaluating the SODAPOP service. The ability to extract a data set containing a subset of variables will not be supported after September 15, 2016.

The data collections in SODAPOP will still be available from the PRI. If you should have concerns about this change to the SODAPOP service or need to access some of the data, contact the PRI's Computational and Spatial Analysis (CSA) core at

Web-accessible data collections only.

Below is a complete list of electronic data collections available to PRI affiliates. The list only includes collections available via web extraction. Whenever possible, web-accessible data collections are publicly available, but some are restricted to Penn State or PRI users.

You are responsible for following the proper procedure for using secondary data on human participants in your research at Penn State. Please review the guidelines for conducting research with human participants before using any secondary data.

PopNet data: PRI affiliates can also access any of the collections directly by applying for an account on our network. 

The public data sets that PRI maintains are also available on PRI computers via network share. This allows you to access the entire data sets from a mapped drive in Windows for use in desktop statistical applications. Instructions to map Sodapop Directories

Area Resource File

Assets and Health Dynamics of the Oldest-Old (AHEAD)

Civil War Soldiers from Pennsylvania (CWP)

Common Core of Data (CCD)

Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals (CSFII) 1994-1996, 1998

County Crop Data (CCROP)

Current Population Survey (CPS)

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS)

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS55)

Fetal Death Data (Fetal)

Health and Retirement Study (HRS)

Historical, Demographic, Economic and Social Data: The United States 1790-2000

Marital Instability Over the Life Course (MARITAL)

Multiple Cause of Death (MCDF)

Natality Detail File

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY)

National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH)

National Survey of Fertility Barriers (NSFB)

National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS)

Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (PCS)

Public-Use Microdata 1990, 2000 (PUMS)

Puerto Rican Maternal and Infant Health Study (PRMIHS)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

TREMIN Research Program on Women's Health (tremin)

Union Army Project (UAP)

Welfare Dimensions Summary Scores (WDSS)