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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.


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 Government itself still cited as top U.S. problem, Gallup Money in politics with a gender lens, National Council for Research on Women via Roll Call


Tracking American counties in recession and recovery, National Association of Counties For recent grads, good jobs really are hard to find, The Wall Street Journal Unemployment insurance duration by state, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Men’s economic status and marital transitions of fragile families, Demographic Research Airline consumer complaints decline 23.6%, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Health & Society

26% of Asian adults had hypertension, CDC Homelessness declines 9%, Urban Institute Hispanics’ attitudes toward work, Harvard Business Review


Gay rights laws around the world, The Washington Post Global migration trends infographic, Population Reference Bureau Egyptians’ approval of leadership, Gallup 5 charts on international aid to Syria, Guardian 53% in South Korea expect relations with North to deteriorate, Asan Institute Economic survey of Russia, OECD China dwarfs U.S. in monetary stimulus, The New York Times Moderate growth of German economy in 2013, Destatis Economic outlook for developed countries, World Bank

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