"The General Sociological Survey (GSS) conducts basic scientific research on the structure and development of American Society with a data-collection program designed to both monitor social change within the US and to compare the US to other nations"
"Gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues -- to foster sound public policy and effective government."
"A non-partisan 'fact tank' that provides information on the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world ... by conducting public opinion polling and social science research; by reporting news and analyzing news coverage..."
"A non-profit association for scientific purposes in the field of sociology and social sciences. The goal of the ISA is to represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion..."
"The Economic and Social Council ... coordinates the economic and social work of the United Nations and the UN family of organizations... The central forum for discussing international economic and social issues and for formulating policy recommendations"