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THURSDAY, NOV 11, 2010

New Detailed Religion Data Now Available on Social Explorer

New Detailed Religion Data Now Available on Social Explorer
Social Explorer users now have access to new and detailed religion demographics from infoGROUP's American Church List (ACL) data for 2009.  The ACL provides the most complete and accurate database of churches and religious associated businesses with approximately 350,000 houses of worship. The data includes over 20 groups and 230 denominations, and are viewable by religious tradition or family.  The reports offer a detailed breakdown of each religion, such as this table for Jewish congregatio... more
by Sydney Beveridge
FRIDAY, NOV 05, 2010

Election Data Roundup

As candidates, voters and pundits continue to celebrate, mourn and scrutinize this week’s election, Social Explorer can add context to the discussion. For example, data reveal a spectrum of economic indicators in districts that Republican candidates picked up this year.   Social Explorer lets users investigate American Community Survey (ACS) data by congressional district to learn more about the places where these changes occurred. Four congressional districts in Florida changed from Democ... more
by Sydney Beveridge
THURSDAY, OCT 28, 2010

USA Science and Engineering Festival Explorations

USA Science and Engineering Festival Explorations
Social Explorer enjoyed two busy days at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in DC this past weekend.  About half a million science fans explored over 1,500 exhibits and activities at the event. Visitors to the American Sociological Association booth made predictions about their neighborhoods, which they compared to census data from Social Explorer tools. Everyone from kids to high schoolers to parents to educators stopped by to test out hypotheses and learn more about sociology. We e... more
by Sydney Beveridge
THURSDAY, OCT 21, 2010

Social Explorer Goes to the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Social Explorer Goes to the USA Science and Engineering Festival
This weekend, science enthusiasts are taking over DC for the USA Science and Engineering Festival organized by globally renowned science event producer, Lawrence Alan Bock. The festival aims to re-invigorate the interest of the nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational and entertaining science gatherings in the United States. Social Explorer will be at the American Sociological Association exhib... more
by Sydney Beveridge
THURSDAY, OCT 21, 2010

California Girls and Gurls by the Numbers

California Girls and Gurls by the Numbers
As the fall weather moves in, Social Explorer is looking westward to enjoy a little more of those California beaches.  Inspired by several songs about this great state, we can use Social Explorer to sing with data. After humming along with Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” and The Beach Boys 1960s hit “California Girls” (remade by David Lee Roth in 1985), what is the state of West Coast women? With Social Explorer, users can quickly compare maps and reports across the decades.  Looking at th... more
by Sydney Beveridge
THURSDAY, OCT 14, 2010

Mining Data on the US Mining Industry

Mining Data on the US Mining Industry
Now that the trapped Chilean miners have all been safely rescued, Social Explorer takes a look at the mining industry here in the US. With detailed maps and reports, Social Explorer can help trace mining over time. According to the 2000 Census, there were 496,370 miners in the US, representing just 0.4% of the over 16 employed civilian population. By comparison, the largest industries were manufacturing (14.1%), retail trade (11.7%) and health case and social assistance (11.2%). Small in... more
by Sydney Beveridge
WEDNESDAY, OCT 13, 2010

Coming Soon to Social Explorer: New Religion Data

Coming Soon to Social Explorer: New Religion Data
Social Explorer will soon have access to new religion demographics from infoGROUP's American Church List (ACL) data. Users will be able to examine the data at different levels of detail, and view information about every congregation in the US. Building on Social Explorer's 1980, 1990 and 2000 religion data, this new data will enable a more thorough and current examination of religion in the US. more
by Sydney Beveridge
SATURDAY, SEP 18, 2010

Chilean Independence Day Data: Chileans and Spaniards by the Numeros

Chilean Independence Day Data: Chileans and Spaniards by the Numeros
Two days after Mexicans declared independence from Spain, Chileans began their battle for independence.  September 18th, 2010, marks the 200th birthday of the Republic of Chile. Social Explorer helps you learn where Chileans live in the US.  As of the 2000 Census, 68,849 Chileans resided across the US, including at least one famous Chilean-born star in Marlborough, New York. Census 2000: Number of Chileans (each dot represents 10 people) Social Explorer also lets you examine the Spaniard ... more
by Sydney Beveridge
FRIDAY, SEP 17, 2010

Andrew Beveridge's New Gotham Gazette Column: Making Census Counts Accurate

Andrew Beveridge's New Gotham Gazette Column: Making Census Counts Accurate
In his latest Gotham Gazette column "Census Likely to Offer Accurate Count of New Yorkers," Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge assesses the Census Bureau's count of New York City households.  He discusses the improved response rate and practices for correcting gaps and inaccurate data, "In short, the 2010 Census is shaping up to be very accurate and reliable." Census data collection does not end when you fill out your form or an enumerator knocks on your door.  Some residents are never reache... more
by Sydney Beveridge
THURSDAY, SEP 16, 2010

Mexican Independence Day Data: Viva Mexico En Los Estados Unidos

Mexican Independence Day Data: Viva Mexico En Los Estados Unidos
On Sept. 16, 1810, Mexican insurgents began the fight for independence from Spanish loyalists, and 11 years later, they won it.  Today marks the 200th anniversary of Mexican Independence Day. With Social Explorer, you can examine where Mexicans are now.  Maps offer portraits of where the US's 20,640,711 Mexicans live. Census 2000: Number of Mexicans (each dot represents 10 people) And, Social Explorer can illustrate what percentage of the population is Mexican. Census 2000: Percenta... more
by Sydney Beveridge
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