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American Driving Survey: Methodology and Year One Results, May 2013 – May 2014

American Driving Survey: Methodology and Year One Results, May 2013 – May 2014
Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety/Urban Institute

On behalf of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the Urban Institute conducts a continuous survey to measure the driving behavior of the American public.

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Social And Cultural Issues

Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic

Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic (PDF)
Source: Alliance for Excellent Education

In 2013, the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet the 90 percent goal by the Class of 2020.

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Social And Cultural Issues

Vital Signs: Hispanic Health

Vital Signs: Hispanic Health
Source: CDC

Hispanics or Latinos are the largest racial/ethnic minority population in the US. Heart disease and cancer in Hispanics are the two leading causes of death, accounting for about 2 of 5 deaths, which is about the same for whites.

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Social And Cultural Issues

Good fortune, dire poverty, and inequality in Baltimore: An American story

Good fortune, dire poverty, and inequality in Baltimore: An American story
Source: Brookings Institution

The unrest in Baltimore has fostered nationwide discussion about the root causes of the tensions in the city’s poor neighborhoods that led to an outbreak of riots and mass protests.

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Business And Economics

America’s Changing Religious Landscape

America’s Changing Religious Landscape
Source: Pew Research Center

The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research Center.

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Social And Cultural Issues

New Study Examines Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations

New Study Examines Human Services for Low-Income and At-Risk LGBT Populations
Source: Williams Institute (UCLA School of Law) and Mathematica

Despite social and legal progress for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States, much about low-income and at-risk LGBT individuals and their participation in federal human service programs remains unknown.

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Government And Politics