Data is the recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings.
Statistics is the science that deals with the collection, classification, analysis, and interpretation of numerical facts or data.
What's the difference between Statistics and Data? Datasets are presented to you in full - all available variables - for you to manipulate and aggregate as needed. Statistics are typically presented in aggregate form already as a table, chart or graph.
The following sources will provide country economic and political data and statistics.
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