Available Data

We encourage the free and attributed use of the data collected as part of the Pennsylvania Policy Database Project for publications, instructional use, for policy analysis, and for other non-commercial purposes.

We kindly ask that our data, when used, is cited in one of the following two ways. When included in a reference section:

  • J. McLaughlin, P. Wolfgang, J.W. Leckrone, J. Gollob, J. Bossie, J. Jennings, and M. Atherton. 2010. “The Pennsylvania Policy Database Project: A Model for Comparative Analysis.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 10:320-36.

When cited in a note regarding the source of the data, please include the following along with the date the data was accessed:

  • Pennsylvania Policy Database Project, Principal Investigator Joseph P. McLaughlin, Temple University.

Dataset Descriptions

A complete dataset description of each of the ten datasets can be found here (.pdf).

Additional data not incorporated into the Analysis Tool