Jan 17, 2014

On MLK Day, racial equality found wanting

Fewer than half of Americans said their country made a lot of progress toward racial equality in the past half century.

Jan 17, 2014

Data Feed: The future electoral map, smoking and children, optimism about New York’s mayor

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics What the U.S. electoral map may look like in 2060, The Washington Post Our politics is polarized on more issues than ever before, The Washington Post N.Y. optimistic about Mayor De Blasio; Poll on Bloomberg’s legacy out […]

Jan 16, 2014

Data Feed: Congress’s productivity, e-reading rises, alternative degree education

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics Congress might be more productive and less partisan than you think, Sunlight Foundation Our politics may be polarized, but that’s nothing new, The Washington Post Are Christie’s political plans bottlenecked? With topline, NBC News/ Marist Poll Ads attacking health […]

Jan 15, 2014

Data Feed: Christie’s ‘bully-meter,’ Congress ratings, global gay rights

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics 54% of N.J. voters say Christie a leader; 40% say bully, Quinnipiac 34% approve of congressional Democrats, 25% Republicans,  ABC News/ Washington Post Congress job approval starts 2014 at 13%, Gallup Members of Congress rated on productivity, Brookings […]

Jan 14, 2014

Data Feed: N.J.’s ‘Bridgegate,’ aging workforce, health exchange sign-ups

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Jan 13, 2014

Data Feed: Living longer and retirement plans, low-income men, declining academic tenure

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics 36 states under single-party control; where they stand on key issues, The New York Times 2014 midterms and unemployment aid, The Wall Street Journal Some state administrators make more than the governor, Pew Charitable Trusts Economy Employment Trends […]

Jan 10, 2014

Data Feed: Jobs report, Twitter and news, gender preferences

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics Liberal self-identification edges up in 2013, Gallup For first time, most lawmakers worth over $1 Million, Center for Responsive Politics Why people call themselves “independent” even when they aren’t, The Washington Post Employment Unemployment rate drops to […]

Jan 9, 2014

Data Feed: Partisanship, Obama, winter storms

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics Poll: Obama approval, minimum wage, jobless benefits, Quinnipiac “National thermometer” for 2016 presidential contenders available 12 PM, Quinnipiac American politics more competitive than ever, making partisanship worse, The Washington Post Are red or blue companies more likely […]

Jan 8, 2014

Data Feed: Independents, poverty, teen exercise

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics Record-high 42% of Americans identify as independents, Gallup What we know and don’t know about our polarized politics, The Washington Post Economy U.S.-NAFTA trade exceeds $100B for first time, Bureau of Transportation Statistics Concentration of wealth, NYC, […]

Jan 7, 2014

Data Feed: Poverty, marijuana, jobs for college grads

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics How we estimated an election’s outcome before all the votes were counted, Huffington Post How fed nominations have played out in Senate, The Wall Street Journal What inferences can/ can’t be drawn from the “Republican shift”? Cultural […]