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JRN WRIT 380-CN: Magazine Article Writing (Hollingsworth): Statistical Resources

Sources for Statistical Information

United States Census Information
www.census.gov
This government Web site provides demographic information about the country narrowing their searches to particular neighborhoods.

Social Explorer
This resource visually displays the demographic change that has occurred in the U.S. since 1790 through the present, for the country over all down to the level of the county. For more recent years, one can display areas as small as your own neighborhood.

The American Religion Data Archive
www.thearda.com
The American Religion Data Archive has quantitative data on American religions.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
lhttp://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012edition.html
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sample information that can be obtained is number of master’s and doctorate degrees conferred, the number of active doctors and nurses by states, and attendance rates for various performing arts activities.

UN Data
http://data.un.org/
UN Data provides global statistics gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division. Users can locate information on education, agriculture, employment, and other topics.

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