February 26, 2014

Data Feed: Democrats want Clinton, young children now less obese, California’s driest year on record

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

Politics
Most Democrats want Clinton to run in 2016, topline, New York Times/CBS News
Boehner’s favorability returns to pre-shutdown levels, Gallup
57% of Americans say UN is doing a poor job, Gallup
Pa. voters give governor low grades on their top priority – economy/jobs, Quinnipiac

Economy
Real average hourly earnings rose 0.4% in January, same as December, BLS
Federal revenues to increase significantly over next two years, then remain steady, CBO
How to read Obama’s new budget, Brookings
Value of natural gas net imports has declined dramatically in recent years, EIA

Health & Society
2013 is now California’s driest year on record, Public Policy Institute of California
Potential health-exchange customers lean toward narrower, low-cost plans, Fact Tank
More from Kaiser’s February health tracking poll, Kaiser Family Foundation
Obesity rate for young children plummets 43% in a decade, CDC via New York Times
1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes against disabled people in 2012, BJS
Male minorities struggle to succeed in community college, Chronicle of Higher Ed.
Mapping the battle over same-sex marriage, National Journal
Americans turn sharply favorable on gay issues, Religion News Service
Average age of U.S. farmers, 58.3 in 2012, continues three-decade rise, USDA
When one spouse has an affair, who is more likely to leave? Demographic Research

International
Ahead of elections, Indians want political change, Pew Research Center
Has the Venezuelan government helped or hurt the country’s poor? The Washington Post
Countries’ top trading partners are often their neighbors, Quartz
Map: Cocaine use and seizures around the world, The Economist
Which EU countries’ enterprises have greatest access to fast internet? Destatis
35.2% of Canadians live in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, Statistics Canada

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Category: Data Feed

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