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Data Feed: Obama approval, inequality and mobility, cesarean births

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

Politics Obama’s fifth-year job approval ratings among most polarized, Gallup Voters say U.S. still in recession; glad to know Snowden secrets, Fox News Poll: Snowden, marijuana and Obama approval, CBS News Obama seen as nice guy, so-so president, with topline, AP/ GfK Economy/ jobs and healthcare are top voter priorities, Quinnipiac Implications of this year’s Senate races for 2016, Real Clear Politics How better educated whites are driving political polarization, The Washington Post

Economy Most see inequality growing, but partisans differ over solutions, Pew Research Center U.S. economic mobility hasn’t changed much over time, but varies across places, Equality of Opportunity Project Widespread growth in GDP across industries in 2012, Bureau of Economic Analysis Cities face a good, but not great, economic outlook, The Wall Street Journal Household income trends: December 2013, Sentier Research Size of gender pay gap varies by state, job,  The Pew Charitable Trusts State governments spent more in 2012 than they took in, Census Bureau

Health & Society Uninsured rate shows initial decline in 2014, Gallup Use of infertility services stays level, CDC Cesarean birth rates by state, CDC Immigration hold trends by gender, nationality, TRAC Syracuse Reclassifying English learner students in California, Public Policy Institute of California

International U.S. scores low in children’s well-being, Gallup 10 startling facts about global wealth inequality, The Washington Post Who’s on the magic mountain? Data on Davos attendees, The Economist Latest crime statistics in Britain, Office for National Statistics Germany has one of OECD’s lowest homeownership rates, Quartz EU Foreign Direct Investment stocks and current account surplus, Eurostat Latest PMI numbers for U.S., China, Eurozone, Germany, France, Markit

Random Sample The Big Mac index: Global exchange rates to go, The Economist

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