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Earl Gregg Swem Library

National Drug Threat Assessment 2011

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Statistics

Covers impact of drugs on society, transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking, drug movement and availability within the U.S., and illicit finance tied to drugs.  From the National Drug Intelligence Center of the Justice Department


Commuting in the United States: 2009

Categories: Statistics,Transportation

This report describes patterns of commuting for the nation and for metropolitan areas.  Commutes make up less than 20% of all trips but determine peak travel demand across transportation systems.  From the Census Bureau


Census Bureau Releases 2010 American Community Survey Single Year Estimates

Categories: Headlines,Population/Census,Statistics

Covers more than 40 topics such as educational attainment, income, health insurance coverage, occupation, language spoken at home, nativity, ancestry, and selected monthly homeowner costs for the nation, the 50 states and DC, congressional districts, metro areas,  all counties, and places with populations of 65,000 or more.  From the Census Bureau


Measuring and Modeling the Federal Income Tax Compliance Burden of Small Businesses

Categories: Business/Economics,Taxes

Asserts that small businesses spend more than 5.5 billion hours fulfilling their federal income tax obligations and that compliance burdens vary significantly by industry.  From the Small Business Administration


Civic Life in America: Data on the Civic Health of the Nation

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

Measures participation of Americans in one of five civic engagement categories including volunteering, participating in organized groups, and political action.  From the Corporation for National and Community Service


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Reports that from January-March 2011 46.5 million persons were uninsured at the time of the survey.  Also provides information on lack of coverage by demographic and social characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians

Categories: Arab,Foreign Assistance,Govt Finance

Reviews the amount and purpose of foreign aid given to the Palestinians by the U.S. since the mid-1990s, the major conditions and restrictions on this aid, and issues for Congress in determining future aid levels.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Palestinians: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Arab,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

Provides an overview of current issues in U.S.-Palestinian relations, including how to deal with the divided Palestinian leadership, the question of Palestinian representation in the United Nations, and the questions relating to Gaza.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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