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Data in the News

Data in the News is part of, a portal of teaching and learning resources for infusing quantitative literacy into the social science curriculum in both K-12 and post-secondary education settings. Here, we highlight current events and news articles and the data they reference.


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A New Way to Access Census Bureau Data: Data Gems

The Census Bureau’s data is becoming more accessible via YouTube. In a series of videos called ‘Data Gems,’ the Census Bureau is publishing short tutorials to quickly and easily learn about data.... more

May is... Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a month-long celebration that is now known as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Per a 1997 U.S. Office of Management and Budget... more

American FactFinder

American FactFinder can help you find popular facts and frequently requested data about your community. Search by state, county, city, town, or zip code today! Click here to explore the data.

Where to use and find Pew Research Center Data

Love Pew Research? The Pew Research Center outlines how to easily access and download full datasets. Making an account enables you to download datasets in the future, provides you with easy access to... more

May 14-25th Workshop: CSPro Android for Intermediate Users

​The CSPro Android for Intermediate Users workshop is oriented toward computer programmers and IT professionals who currently use CSPro to implement CAPI or key from paper data processing systems and... more