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Data Feed: Global climate change, European and U.S. labor markets, losing teeth in old age

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

Politics Few Americans want life made more difficult for gays, Bloomberg Obamacare foes run nearly half of early ads for Congress, Bloomberg Most in U.S. don’t see global warming as a serious threat, Gallup Support for same-sex marriage is increasing faster than ever before, Washington Post Voters’ perceptions of Hillary Clinton much better than in 2008, Cook Political Report

Economy Latest consumer confidence sentiment, U. Mich./Reuters Long-term unemployment high despite decline in past few years, CBO Plummeting employment prospects for teens/young adults in largest metros, Brookings Labor market slack: A guide for the perplexed, New York Times U.S. investors’ optimism ticks up, Gallup/Wells Fargo Number of U.S. millionaires hits new high, CNN Money Which cities’ residents profited most from stock, housing recoveries? Forbes Median-age Americans have experienced less inflation than any FOMC member, WSJ

Health & Society Smoking rate lowest in Utah, highest in Kentucky, Gallup Infographic: The way people die varies dramatically by race, CDC via National Journal More young people in California don’t have driver’s licenses, Los Angeles Times America’s 1,000 richest neighborhoods, The Atlantic Cities Where each city’s uninsured live, The Atlantic Cities Millennials spend up to 18 hours a day using media, The Wall Street Journal Some 83 aircraft have been declared missing since 1948, Bloomberg Most don’t have tattoos, but more are getting them, and getting more, topline, Fox News 23% of Americans ages 65 and older have lost all their teeth, DemoMemo Cocaine consumption declines by half, while marijuana use jumps, RAND Corporation

International 16% of natural gas used in Europe flows through Ukraine, EIA 4Q employment up 0.1% in euro area from 3Q, but down 0.5% from year prior, Eurostat Unemployment rate trends mixed across European countries, The Conference Board

Random Sample Who’s more famous than Jesus? MIT via New York Times

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