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Data Feed: 2013 vote ratings, Twitter earnings, county-to-county migration

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

Politics Partisanship demographics, plus more analysis of 2013 roll-call votes, National Journal How 60,000 bills tried to become law – in one diagram, Sunlight Foundation The Senate’s class system makes 2014 a tough year f0r Democrats, The Monkey Cage 65% of registered voters support online registration, The Pew Charitable Trusts Economy and jobs, education, guns are top issues in Colorado, Quinnipiac

Economy U.S. trade deficits widened in December as exports fell, Bureau of Economic Analysis Employer costs for health benefits rose 3% in 2013, Bureau of Labor Statistics More than one in six men ages 25 to 54 aren’t working, The Wall Street Journal Mommy myth: Having kids doesn’t make you less productive, Quartz Women less likely to earn paid extended leave than men, The Huffington Post How Twitter’s first earnings report compares to social peers, Bloomberg Twitter’s earnings report in charts: More money from less-engaged users, Quartz Ranks of U.S. public companies rising again, The Wall Street Journal Productivity grows 3.2%; unit labor costs fall 1.6%, Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer spending; private fixed investment; oil prices and inflation, Cleveland Fed Online help-wanted ads dip in January, The Conference Board

Health & Society Study: Single-sex schools offer little to no advantage, American Psychological Association New Census tool and tables show county-to-county migration flows, Census Bureau Mississippi and Alabama most Protestant states in U.S., Gallup 21st-century company towns, Quartz Humana ACA enrollees younger than expected, Kaiser Health News Access, affordability and success: How do America’s colleges fare? AEI Study: Single-sex schools offer little to no advantage, American Psychological Association

International The rise and rise of smartphones, The Economist Altitudes and temperatures of Winter Olympics’ host cities, The Washington Post Female genital mutilation/cutting data and trends update, Population Reference Bureau 13 facts about divorce in England and Wales, Office for National Statistics 69% of China’s energy in 2011 came from coal, Energy Information Adminstration More farm-raised fish is in our future, World Bank World food price index falls despite dairy gains, Food and Agriculture Organization Employment trends Q2 2013 in selected countries, International Labor Organization

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