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Data Feed: The U.S. and Ukraine, the big cost of small change, an ‘ambient’ internet in our future

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

Politics Most say U.S. should ‘not get too involved’ in Ukraine situation, Pew Research Center Americans split on Obama’s handling of Russia, topline, ABC News/Washington Post Congress’ low job approval persists, Gallup Trust in Christie at all-time low, but N.J. voters still see strong leader, Rutgers-Eagleton Women win special House elections at higher rate than general elections, U. of Minnesota Republicans view their party much more negatively than Dems do their own, Roll Call An updated analysis of Democrats’ Senate prospects this fall, Real Clear Politics

Economy Taxpayers lost $105 million last year on minting pennies and nickels, Washington Post Economic report of the President, The White House Colorado took in $2 million from marijuana taxes in January, CNN Money February’s Employment Trends Index suggests solid job growth ahead, Conference Board Bringing home the bacon much more expensive in recent years, National Journal What’s after rich baby boomers? Kids with a big inheritance, New York Times How much slack is left in the U.S. economy? Bloomberg CBO’s monthly budget review for February, CBO

Health & Society Internet will become ever more woven into fabric of daily life, Pew Research Center Study: Air pollution might make you bad at your job, Washington Post Workplace injuries spike following switch to daylight saving time, The Atlantic Hispanics are slow to sign up for ACA, Washington Post Support for Obamacare slightly edges up, CNN/ORC International Investors more likely to put money into a business idea pitched by a man, CNBC Study: Women who can do math still don’t get hired, New York Times Does women’s desire for A’s deter them from taking science, math classes? WashPost

International Half of all German internet users accessed it via mobile devices last year, Destatis Recovery continuing in G7 countries, but emerging economies are mixed, OECD Private schools are winning over Australian parents, Guardian Three years after Fukushima, nuclear energy still on global agenda, The Economist

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