Friday, January 30, 2015

States with Most Gun Deaths Have High Gun Ownership And Weak Gun Laws

"It seems like a relatively obvious equation: The weaker the gun laws and the higher the rate of gun ownership in a given state, the more deaths from gun violence that state will see.

That's the conclusion of a report released Thursday by the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit organization that researches the public health impact of gun violence.

Alaska has the highest rate of gun fatalities in the country, according to data from 2013. The state saw 19.59 deaths per 100,000 people, which is significantly above the national average of 10.64 deaths per 100,000. VPC's report indicates that Alaska also has the country's third-highest rate of gun ownership, with firearms in 60.6% percent of households."

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Public School Spending By State

"The National Center for Education Statistics on Thursday released its latest data on how much money states are investing in public school students."

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Here's How Much You Have To Earn To Be In The 1 Percent In Each State

"What does it take to make it into the 1 percent of earners? In Arkansas, you'd need to pull in $228,298 a year. In Connecticut, the threshold is $677,608. That's according to a report released Monday by the Economic Policy Institute, examining income inequality by state."

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Least Segregated Cities in America

"Major American Cities (population > 400,000) Ranked by Neighborhood Diversity"

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Here Is The Most Disproportionately Popular Cuisine In Each State

"When most people think American cuisine, they think pizza, hot dogs and hamburgers.

While these are indeed staples across the country, every state has its own sense of flavor. Now, thanks to a collaboration between The Huffington Post and Yelp, we can see exactly what types of cuisine are most likely to appear in each state.

You may not be surprised to learn that Maine is crazy about seafood. But would you have guessed that Utah has a hankering for Hawaiian?"

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The most disproportionately popular baby names in every state

"The most popular baby names don't differ a whole lot across the country, even between states that are very far apart geographically and culturally. Mason is big in Maine, Louisiana, and Washington alike, for example, and Emma and Sophia are the dominant girls' names in most states, according to maps from the Huffington Post."

National Broadband Map

"This map displays broadband technologies offered to end users (e.g. DSL, cable, wireless, fiber, etc.)."

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Global Gender Gap Index 2014

"In 2006, 56% of the economic participation gap had been closed; in 2014, 60% of this gap has been closed. In 2006, almost 92% of the educational attainment gap had been closed; in 2014, 94% of this gap has been closed. On health and survival, however, there has been a small deterioration between 2006 and 2014, from 97% to 96%. In 2006, 14% of the global political empowerment gap had been closed; in 2014, 21% of this gap has been closed."

Monday, January 05, 2015

The Safest States In America

"From 24/7 Wall St.: The number of violent crimes dropped across the United States by 4.4% in 2013 compared to the year before, according to estimates released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In the last decade, the number of violent crimes declined by nearly 15%."

Thursday, January 01, 2015

10 Most Corrupt States

"New research takes a look at decades of corruption convictions to find the crookedest states in the union.

When we think of government corruption (as one tends to do), our biased minds often gravitate to thoughts of military juntas and third world governments. But, of course, corruption is everywhere, in one form or another. And it's costing U.S. citizens big time.

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