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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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2012-2016 PUMS Release

The Census Bureau has released the 2012-2016 American Community Service Public Use Microdata Sample, Variance Replicate Tables, and Results for the Puerto Rico Community Survey. For more upcoming... more

2020 Census Forms

On October 12th, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asked Congress for a $3.3 billion increase in funding for the 2020 census. As predicted expenditures for the census increase, the consequences of... more

DOJ pushes for Citizenship Question on 2020 Census Forms

On December 12th, the Department of Justice wrote a letter to the Census Bureau asking the Bureau to put a question of citizenship status for every member of a household on the 2020 census form, on... more

MLK Day Statistics

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15th, the US Census Bureau has released data highlighting African-American statistics. You can see more infographics and data here.

Data in the News: America, Now an Outlier on Driving Deaths

America is now an outlier on driving deaths, with rates 40% higher than countries like Canada and Australia. More people in the U.S. die from car crashes than gun violence, and the U.S. has done less... more