April 24, 2014

Data Feed: Democracy in Africa, healthcare reform in the South, race and college enrollment

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

Politics
Southerners don’t like Obamacare, but they also don’t want to repeal it, NYT/KFF
Southern whites’ loyalty to GOP nearing that of blacks to Democrats, The Upshot/NYT
Campaign donations come from more places, but concentrated among rich, WashPost
Californians give Common Core, new funding formula high marks, PPIC
Economy, healthcare hurting Colorado Sen. Mark Udall in reelection bid, Quinnipiac
Facebook closes in on Google in D.C. lobbying spending, The Wall Street Journal
Obama’s 2012 religious coalition resembled young voters –Romney’s, seniors, Brookings

Economy
Americans’ ratings of their personal finances is most positive since 2008, Gallup
Personal income rose by an average of 2.3% in 2012, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Why has housing market slowed? Less inventory, lower affordability, Wall Street Journal
Most imported U.S. clothing comes from China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, FiveThirtyEight

Health & Society
More Hispanics, blacks enrolling in college, but lag in bachelor’s degrees, Fact Tank
Americans favor affirmative action in principle, but not in college admissions, Gallup
About half of internationally adopted children were born in Asia, report, Census Bureau
White, older and self-employed people want to keep their health plans, Washington Post
7.5% of 6- to 17-year-olds used prescription meds for emotional/behavioral issues, CDC
Chart: California’s water supplies are dwindling as its population is rising, The Economist

International
Majority of Tunisians prefer democracy; 70% satisfied with their own, IRI
Malians’ demand for democracy is below African average, Afrobarometer
Economic growth in Africa projected to pick up, but subject to risks, IMF
53% in EU say working conditions in their country are good, Eurobarometer

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