Ferguson police are much more likely to stop, search and arrest African-American drivers than white ones. When stopped, blacks are almost twice as likely to be searched as whites and twice as likely to be arrested, though police were less likely to find contraband on black drivers.
Maybe the other sentient lifeforms just didn't get the memo...
It seems that efforts to further educate people on gun safety has in large part succeeded. The number of gun-related accidents is at its lowest ever at .2 for every 100,00 people. This is down 94% from the highest its ever been in 1904.
On August 11th, the world lost an incredible talent. With amazing range, Williams could play anything from a psychotic criminal, to a contemplative mentor, or a hilarious comedian. Over his illustrious career, Williams' 47 movies earned 5.14 billion dollars. Mrs. Doubtfire was the highest grossing movie of his career, earning nearly 430 million dollars.
In February 2009, a few months after the Wall Street crash, 80 percent of Americans told pollsters that jobs were difficult to find in their communities. The polls today show that many Americans do not believe the economy has turned the corner yet. A still substantial 58 percent say jobs are hard to find.
An overwhelming majority of Americans are convinced that our fear of ebola and corresponding attempts to address the crisis it is causing in west Africa are lower than they otherwise would be if the disease were wrecking havoc at home or in Europe.
From the data, unemployment spiked in 2009 and 2010; the two years after Bush left office. This could be expected in the aftermath of an administration with such poor fiscal policies. While Obama receives a lot of heat for the condition of our nation's economy, the data is undeniable. The last four years have shown a great decline in unemployment.
Much of Sub-Sahara Africa and other developing countries fail to educate women. In fact, nearly one in two of the world's "unschooled" girls are found in Africa. Niger's literacy rate for women is a disgraceful 15%. Why? Girls either don't start or drop out of school due to child marriage/motherhood, trafficking, disease, sexual violence and lack of sanitary facilities.
Although the passage of the ACA was heralded as a major accomplishment that would provide "universal coverage," for nearly all Americans, the facts tell a different story. By the most recent projection, about 30 million Americans will still be left without insurance by 2023.
The number of first class letters sent peaked in 2001. Mail volume is down 36% since then, having fallen precipitously in the last seven years.
Britain has seen growing inequality that is beginning to assume U.S. proportions. In terms of wealth, the 100 richest people in the country are worth about the same as the bottom 30 percent of the population combined. In the US, the top 400 own as much as the bottom 60 percent.
Film researchers James Cutting and Barry Salt compiled this data showing that films are cutting to different shots more frequently. It is a trend that has been happening since at least 1950.
Predictably, a majority of Republicans wish they could have had Ronald Reagan as a teacher growing up. On the other hand, President Clinton was Democrats' most popular choice.
This poll was open ended, yet 22% of people believe that every member of Congress should be removed and/ or replaced. The next largest percentage has no opinion on the matter. It surprises me that people could have no opinion on how they would want the governing body that makes their laws to function. Wake Up America!
Psychological Disorders affect millions of people every day. Yet, they are often disorders that cannot be seen. Ex. It is hard to identify an individual passing by with a mood disorder vs. someone with a severed limb. Due to this people with these conditions often go unrecognized and without treatment. Public Awareness and Education is Necessary for Progress.
This statistic is horrifying and can be largely attributed to rape often going unreported. Only around 40% of sexual assaults are reported to the police. Policy creation in this area should focus on creating a safe space and mechanism through which victims can come forward, as well as educating people on the importance of coming forward when an assault occurs.
A Pew Research poll reveals that Americans still believe extremist groups, and more recently ISIS, to be the top threat to the security of the United States with China and Climate Change considered among the smaller threats. Poll was conducted from August 20 - 24.
Demographic breakdown of Obama's approval ratings as of this past week. Note the polarizing effect of party politics. Republicans approve of almost three times less than the group with the second lowest approval rating, Whites. Whether it be political ideology, racism, or coincidence the disparities in the data by demographic cannot be masked.
There has been a remarkable decline in the amount crime involving firearms. Homicides have seen a nearly 50% drop from 1993 to 2010 and over a 70% drop in non-fatal gun related crimes. Two things to learn: 1. Most gun crime in the United States is non-fatal. 2. From 1993 to 2010 gun related crimes have been rapidly decreasing.
When it comes to creating excellent television, HBO does it better than any other network. With ninety-nine Emmy nominations in 2014 alone, HBO stands head and shoulders above the rest of the competition, more than doubling the amount of nominations received by CBS, the second place contender.
Prostitution occurs in many unregulated and few regulated ways in the United States. These are some of the more common ways in which these women are victimized or express their sexuality (this normative valuation depends on who you ask and what situation is being discussed). Please Help Raise Awareness and Share This Post!
Iceland leads the US and the countries of Europe in terms of the live birth rate to unmarried women. 9 European countries have rates of birth out of wedlock of over 50%. Turkey and countries exclusively from southeastern Europe take the Top 5 spots for birth within marriage.
The price of college is higher than ever but not having a degree is even more costly, according to recent studies. For low-income students, and many-moderate income students, this can mean that paying for higher education may require holding a job. Nearly three quarters of the 19.7 million students aged 16 and over enrolled in undergraduate college worked in 2011.
Currently the 113th Congress is the most diverse ever, yet 82% is white and 81% is male. Of the nine Supreme Court Justices currently serving, two are non-white: Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas. Three are women: Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor. Women and people of color make up 10% each of the current state governors.
In a recent poll of female state legislators, political parties were the most common area in which women found the fewest campaign resources available to them. Because of this lack of access to fundraising and challenge gathering support from their parties, only 18% said they had considered running for higher office, while just 35% said they considered politics a career.
Robert Borlick of Harvard’s Electricity Policy Group finds that in Southern California, solar homeowners give up 80% of their project’s value over the first 10 years by opting for a lease. Solar leasing has helped the residential solar market grow significantly, but in the years ahead we foresee a surge back toward solar ownership. More: www.ilsr.org/solar-ownership-…
The bloody rise of IS in Iraq and Syria has left Americans concerned for the safety of their country, especially after the much publicized videos of the execution of two reporters. The percent of Americans concerned for their civil liberties before their sense of security has fallen 12 percentage points since summer of last year.
According to data gathered by the Economic Policy Institute, "occupations within the restaurant industry are extremely gendered." From this chart you can see that women are much more likely to be cashiers, waitresses, and hostesses, and men more likely to be cooks, dishwashers, and chefs.
When it comes to owning the most current tech gadgets, the youth of our nation dominate the field. Americans ages 18-29 are over three times more likely to own a smartphone than the older generation, and more than six times more likely to possess a video game system. Conversely, 75% of Americans over 65 still have a VCR.
Americans expressed a 60 percentage point difference between those saying 'yes' and those saying 'no' to whether or not the US is a good place to be a manager. The difference is a mere 19 points when considering the place of workers in America. Jump to the link below to see what people are doing to fight for workers' rights.