The SC Commission for Minority Affairs’ Research Services exists to provide critical data and information for decision-making purposes. Research Services seeks to assists the general public, public officials, the private sector, non-profit, and faith-based organizations with statistical data and analysis.
The goal of Research Services is to both create and maintain a comprehensive database of statistics regarding each of the minority populations in which the Commission serves. In addition, the research staff is involved in conducting simple to complex research, public policy analysis, information dissemination and the development of publications which accurately reflect the current status of the minority populations in South Carolina.
The research conducted by the staff of the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs will provide ongoing statistical data, public policy analysis, and survey-based research. The research and related findings involve the following:
The Commission for Minority Affairs has published the Statistical Profile by Counties from 1995-2004. These reports provide information regarding the socio-economic status of minorities and their contribution to the overall socio-economic prosperity of the state.
The fact sheets address the status of poverty, income, single parent families, educational attainment, childbirth rates, drug use, the criminal justice system, unemployment, and state assistance programs.