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Data Feed: Record low want their representative re-elected, best and worst states, Facebook responds

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

Politics Record low say their own representative deserves re-election, Gallup Two key factors behind our polarized politics, The Washington Post The politics behind the economic fairness debate, Cook Political Report 2014 House open seats, by ‘Partisan Voter Index’, Cook Political Report 2014 Senate ratings, The Rothenberg Political Report Connecting the dots between partisanship and gridlock, Christopher Ingraham Baby Boomers to push U.S. politics in the years ahead, Gallup

Economy 62% of U.S. CEOs plan to hire in 2014, PwC’s Global CEO survey What do Americans think of income inequality? (Video) BBC Mean vs. median income trends in U.S., via Project Syndicate Union membership rate is flat at 11.3%, Bureau of Labor statistics Natural gas displaced coal as go-to fuel for electricity, Energy Information Administration

Health & Society New data show ‘snowbelt-to-sunbelt’ migration sluggish to return, Los Angeles Times Births, deaths, and immigration in 2013, Census Bureau Fewer immigrants came to U.S. last year, The Wall Street Journal Naturalization application lawsuits drop 50% in five years, TRAC Syracuse 8,763 reported allegations of sex abuse in correction facilities, Bureau of Justice Statistics 49% of college teachers are part-time workers, DemoMemo Politico’s best and worst U.S. states, Politico

International Challenges in counting the world’s hungry, World Bank Survey of Cambodian public opinion, USAID Mental health and work stats in Switzerland, OECD

Random Sample Facebook responds to Princeton study, Facebook

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