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Data Feed: Online sales taxes, interstate migration and the labor market, skepticism about the Big Bang

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

Economy 62% of Americans say they enjoy saving more than spending, continuing trend, Gallup Current expansion long-lasting yet lackluster, The Wall Street Journal At $680 billion, 2013 federal deficit was still larger than in 2008, CBO Declining interstate migration in U.S. tied to fewer job transitions, NBER When states tax online sales, people buy less from Amazon, more from competitors, NBER

Health & Society Domestic violence declined from 1994 to 2012, Bureau of Justice Statistics 30 of 40 states that support pre-K programs increased funding, National Journal State/local money for higher education increased slightly in 2013, Chronicle of Higher Ed. For first time, UC system admits more Hispanics than whites, The Wall Street Journal Large metros get int’l migrants, ‘knowledge hubs’ get domestic ones, The Atlantic Cities In 2013, 59% of people in immigration cases had legal representation, Nat’l Journal Half of Americans aren’t confident in the Big Bang theory, topline, AP/GfK

International Single moms are rarer in U.S. than in many European countries, Vox In Germany, racist feelings affected by feelings about their economic circumstances, NBER In Oceania, most murders are with sharp objects; in Americas, guns, Business Insider

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