Name File Type Size Last Modified
government_finances_1992_2018.csv text/csv 461.9 KB 06/30/2020 02:53:PM
government_finances_1992_2018.dta application/x-stata 534.1 KB 06/30/2020 03:22:PM
government_finances_1992_2018.rda application/x-rlang-transport 236.7 KB 06/30/2020 03:22:PM application/zip 1.5 MB 06/30/2020 03:23:PM

Project Citation: 

Kaplan, Jacob. Annual Survey of State Government Finances 1992-2018. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-01-16.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary
Version 4 release notes:
  • Changes release notes description, does not change data.
Version 3 release notes
  • Adds 2018 data.
  • Renames some columns so all column names are <= 32 characters to fix Stata limit.
Version 2 release notes
  • Adds 2017 data. R and Stata files now available.

The .csv file includes data from the years 1992-2016. No data was changed. Only column names were changed to standardize it across years. Some columns (e.g. Population) that are not in all years are removed. Amounts are in thousands of dollars.

The zip file includes all raw (completely untouched) files for years 1992-2016.

From the Census, "The Annual Survey of State Government Finances provides a comprehensive summary of the annual survey findings for state governments, as well as data for individual states. The tables contain detail of revenue by source, expenditure by object and function, indebtedness by term, and assets by purpose." (link to this quote is below)

Information from the U.S. Census about the data is here.

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms state government; government finance; government budget; federal budget; taxes; government revenue; budgets; ASSGF; Annual Survey of State Government Finances
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage State and national
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1992 – 2018
Universe:  View help for Universe State and national government
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) administrative records data; census/enumeration data


Response Rate:  View help for Response Rate All states have data for all years. In a few years, some values (e.g. expenditure liquor stores) are missing. Overall, almost compete data.
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation State and national government
Geographic Unit:  View help for Geographic Unit State and national

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