Where would I find high quality data tables on the Internet?
Besides many others, Wikipedia is always a great source for data tables of all kinds of information. For example, if you're searching for data concerning the demographics of Sweden, you would enter search terms similar to "wiki population sweden", click "Start 2charts.com Session" and find links like the one below in your search results.
Follow the link and then, once the page has loaded, look out for data tables with the 2charts.com icon in the upper right hand corner.
Demographics of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here's another good example from Wikipedia. Imagine you had entered the search terms "nuclear power country", you would have found links like the following in your search results:
Nuclear power by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Example from infoplease.com. Imagine you had entered the search terms "us crime rate". Note: For a bigger chart, you can maximize the popup window.
Crime Rate by State, 2010 - Infoplease.com
Here's something about inflation:
Current Inflation Rate: InflationData.com
Sports tables as charts! Hint: By using the chart legend context menu, you can always hide data of only secondary interest.
Barclays Premier League Table