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Data Feed: Unemployment top priority, tech-exec pay packages, bullying’s long-term impact

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

Politics Unemployment now top problem for Americans, Gallup Border security, immigrant status equally important, Gallup Candidates come and go, but the gender gap has amazing staying power, WSJ New Yorkers back marijuana legalization, 57% to 39%, Quinnipiac Interactive: How ‘dark money’ flows through the Koch network, ProPublica Congress could gain ground with American public, Gallup

Economy Map: Which state has the highest marginal income tax rate? The Washington Post Breaking down tech executives’ pay packages, Bloomberg Millions have more credit-card debt than emergency savings, via LA Times

Health & Society Census Bureau experiments with email, texting to reach people, Pew Research Center Average adult spent 4 days sick in bed in 2012, DemoMemo (from CDC) 44% of intellectually disabled in labor force, 34% actually working, The Washington Post Academic libraries added 52.7 million e-books in 2012, Nat’l Center for Education Statistics Long-term effects of getting bullied in fifth grade, Pediatrics Cities and states with most homegrown residents, Business Insider Scientific papers with more diverse input have greater impact, NBER Millennials more aware of data-security issues but take more risks, Softchoice via HBR

International Winter Olympic medals per population, GDP, The Atlantic Manufacturing in much of E. Europe fully recovered from recession, European Commission Japan’s household income, expenditure up slightly in 2013, Statistics Bureau U.S., Mexico tied for most obese in developed world, OECD via PBS Newshour

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