The State of the USA is focused on complete independence with regard to institutional governance, research parameters, scientific standards, evaluation criteria and operational matters. This independence and dedication to quality will make it a gold standard for the best data about the world we live in.

Paul Brest President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
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The State of the USA works to help the American people better assess for themselves the progress of the United States, providing scientifically selected measures, supporting statistical data and appropriate editorial context.

A nonprofit and nonpartisan institution, SUSA collaborates with the scientific and statistical communities and individual subject-matter experts to identify key national measures for more than a dozen topic areas and deepen and broaden understanding of the nation's standing and progress.


The State of the USA seeks to help the American people better assess for themselves the progress of the United States through the use of quality statistical data. Read the history of the organization and State of the USA policies. More

Governance and Leadership

The State of the USA has marshaled high-caliber governance and leadership needed to achieve its mission. Meet the Board of Governors. More


The State of the USA funds independent research on existing measurement systems, commissions the National Academy of Sciences to form expert panels and recommend national indicators and works with experts across the spectrum through its advisory committees. More


The State of the USA is supported by prominent national foundations and private donors. You can help, too, by donating online. More


The State of the USA works in intensive partnership with scientists and statistical data providers to make the highest quality data available and accessible online. The organization has established and cultivated strategic partnerships with national, state and local statistical agencies and data providers, commercial technology firms, national foundations, international organizations, academia, media and other nonprofits. More

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