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November 30, 2006

From Census Product Update: American Community Survey Profiles - News in Brief

Hot Tip

In mid-November, the Census Bureau released data profiles for about 200 race, ethnic, and ancestry groups in areas of one million or more population. These profiles are based on the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS) and are accessible in the American FactFinder. A profile exists only when a group numbers 65,000 in the area under consideration.

Whenever the Census Bureau issues a major data release like this, we usually do a press release summarizing the findings and include other helpful reference information. Even if you're not a reporter hot on a story, you may find this information useful. The press release for these data is accompanied by a media toolkit, an ACS users guide, links to the detailed tables, the release schedule, links to the forms included in ACS mailings, etc. Especially useful is a presentation on the data done by Census Bureau staffer Ken Bryson showing what's included and how to access it in FactFinder or FTP.

To find our news releases, just click on the "Releases" link on the Census Bureau homepage.

Posted by ronbo at 06:50 PM

ICPSR Announces New Online Modules for Social Science Instruction

ICPSR is pleased to offer two new online instructional modules focusing on social science methods for introductory level undergraduate or graduate courses. These modules were authored by the 2006 ICPSR Official Representative Fellows: Lori M. Weber, California State University, Chico (Investigating Community and Social Capital) and Rachael Barlow, Trinity College, Hartford (Exploring Data Through Research Literature).

Investigating Community and Social Capital -

Investigating Community and Social Capital is an instructional module that teaches data analysis of social capital, as discussed in Robert D. Putnam's Bowling Alone. The site introduces students to quantitative social science research with a case study on social capital. Concepts illustrated include replication, unit of analysis, level of measurement, analysis over time versus cross-sectional analysis, crosstabulation, creating an index, and correlation. This resource is intended to enhance courses in disciplines such as political science, public administration and policy, and sociology.

Exploring Data Through Research Literature -

Exploring Data Through Research Literature is an instructional module that uses ICPSR's Bibliography of Data-Related Literature to teach students how to conduct research in the social sciences. Each exercise requires students to locate academic journal articles and consider those articles within an encompassing disciplinary context. EDRL aims to support the traditional collaboration of faculty and librarians by illustrating how to effectively use new technological platforms to teach and conduct scholarship and research.

Posted by ronbo at 05:32 PM

November 29, 2006

NEW NCES REPORT! - Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2005

This report presents 11 years of data from 1994 to 2005 (no survey was conducted in 2004) on Internet access in U.S. public schools by school characteristics. It provides trend analysis on the percent of public schools and instructional rooms with Internet access and on the ratio of students to instructional computers with Internet access. The report contains data on the types of Internet connections, technologies and procedures used to prevent student access to inappropriate material on the Internet, and the availability of hand-held and laptop computers to students and teachers. It also provides information on teacher professional development on how to integrate the use of the Internet into the curriculum, and the use of the Internet to provide opportunities and information for teaching and learning.

To download, view and print the publication as a PDF file, please visit:

Posted by ronbo at 02:09 PM

November 28, 2006

Recent ICPSR updates and additions - November 21, 2006

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data
archive along with a list of released data collections that have been


4432 Alameda County [California] Health and Ways of Living Study, 1999 Panel

4498 New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1988

4516 ABC News Nukes Poll, August 2005

4580 Eurobarometer 64.2: The Constitution, EU Enlargement, Globalization, Energy Resources, Agricultural Policy, Media Use, and World Politics, October-November 2005

4595 Firearm Injury Surveillance Study, 1993-2004 [United States]

4596 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005


2184 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), 1992

2509 ABC News "Nightline" State of the Union Poll, January 1998

2510 ABC News/Washington Post Clinton Scandal/Iraq Poll, February 1998

2511 ABC News Kathleen Willey Poll #1, March 1998

2512 ABC News Kathleen Willey Poll #2, March 1998

3476 Eurobarometer 56.2: Radioactive Waste, Demographic Issues, the Euro, and European Union Enlargement, October-November 2001

3868 ABC News "Nightline" Crime Poll, November 1994

3871 ABC News Pre-Election Poll, November 1994

6019 ABC News/Washington Post Election Poll #1, October 1992

6020 ABC News/Washington Post Election Poll #2, October 1992

6024 ABC News Presidential Debate Poll #2, October 1992

6674 ABC News Jury Charge Poll, September 1995

6683 ABC News HMO Poll, November 1995

6685 ABC News "Nightline" Clinton Speech Poll, November 1995

6827 ABC News Government Shutdown Poll #2, January 1996

6829 ABC News "Nightline" Hillary Clinton Poll #1, January 1996

8571 ABC News Reagan Press Conference Poll, January 1986

8578 ABC News Libya Poll, March 1986

8611 Electoral Data for Counties in the United States: Presidential and Congressional Races, 1840-1972

8643 ABC News Iran Poll, November 1986

8853 ABC News Iran Poll, December 1986

8854 ABC News "Nightline" AIDS Poll, June 1987

8855 ABC News Reagan Press Conference Poll, March 1987

You can also view a list of all studies added and updated in the last
ninety days by visiting the ICPSR Web site at

Posted by ronbo at 07:46 PM

NEW REPORT! - Overview of Public Elementary and Secondary Students, Staff, Schools, School Districts, Revenues, and Expenditures: School Year 2004-05 and Fiscal Year 2004

This report contains information from the 5 Common Core of Data (CCD) surveys: the 2004-05 state, local education agency, and school nonfiscal surveys for 2004-05 and the state and local education agency school finance surveys for fiscal year 2004. The report presents data about the students enrolled in public education, including the number of students by grade and the number receiving special education, migrant, or English language learner services. Some tables disaggregate the student data by racial/ethnic group or community characteristics such as rural - urban. The numbers and types of teachers, other education staff, schools, and local education agencies are also reported. Finance data include revenues by source (local, state, and federal) and total and per-pupil expenditures by function.

To download, view and print the publication as a PDF file, please visit:

Posted by ronbo at 07:44 PM

NEW REPORT! - Academic Pathways, Preparation, and Performance: A Descriptive Overview of the Transcripts from the High School Graduating Class of 2003-04

This report uses transcript data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) to provide nationally representative information about the level of academic preparation the high school graduating class of 2003-04 had when leaving high school. The report supplies a brief examination of the coursetaking patterns of 2003-04 graduates, with a focus on their participation in mathematics, science, and Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate courses. Additionally, the report links these coursetaking patterns with test achievement in mathematics, grade point average, and expectations for future educational attainment. Major findings in the report are that: the high school graduating class of 2003-04 earned an average of 25.8 course credits (measured in Carnegie units), 19.0 in academic subjects. Overall, about 30 percent of the class earned at least a credit in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses. Among the graduates, 5 percent got no further than basic math or pre-algebra courses, 45 percent completed at least algebra I or II, 36 percent completed at least one trigonometry, statistics, or precalculus course, and 14 percent calculus, as their highest level mathematics in high school. Ninety one percent of graduates who completed an academic curriculum and 46 percent of students who completed an occupational curriculum demonstrated mastery at proficiency level 3 on the ELS:2002 12th grade mathematics assessment, which is simple problem-solving, requiring low-level mathematical concepts.

To download, view and print the publication as a PDF file, please visit:

Posted by ronbo at 07:42 PM

NEW NCES REPORT! - Trends in the Use of School Choice: 1993 to 2003 (NCES NCES 2007-045)

Opportunities for school choice in the United States have expanded since the 1990s. This report uses data from the National Household Surveys Program (NHES) to present trends that focus on the use of and users of public schools (assigned and chosen), private schools (church- and non church-related), and homeschoolers between 1993 and 2003. The percentage of students enrolled in their assigned public school decreased from 80 percent to 74 percent between 1993 and 2003, while this decrease was nearly offset by an increase in chosen public school enrollment from 11 to 15 percent between 1993 and 2003. During this same time period, enrollment in church-related private schools remained stable at 8 percent and enrollment in non church-related private schools increased from 1.6 to 2.4 percent. This report also presents data on parental perceptions of public school choice availability and associations between the public and private school types children were enrolled in and parental satisfaction with and involvement in the schools. About one-half of all students have parents who reported that public school choice was available in their community, with one-quarter of students attending assigned public schools having parents who considered enrolling them in a school other than the one they were currently attending, while 17 percent of all students and 27 percent of Black students attended a school other than their parent’s first-choice school. Generally, there were no parental involvement differences detected between students enrolled in assigned and chosen public schools. Parents of students in private schools reported more direct involvement in their children’s schools than parents of students enrolled in other types of schools.

To download, view and print the publication as a PDF file, please visit:

Posted by ronbo at 01:00 PM

November 16, 2006

IES/NCES Newsflash: Placing College Graduation Rates in Context

NCES has just released 'Placing College Graduation Rates in Context: How 4-Year College Graduation Rates Vary With Selectivity and the Size of Low-Income Enrollment.' This report uses data primarily from the 2004 Graduation Rate Survey (GRS), a component of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), to provide a systemwide overview of how graduation rates of comparable 4-year institutions vary with institution selectivity and the size of the low-income population enrolled. The report clearly shows that graduation rates dropped systematically as the proportion of low-income students increased, even within the same Carnegie classification and selectivity levels. Variations by gender and race/ethnicity also were evident. Women graduated at higher rates than men, and in general, as the proportion of low-income students increased, so did the gap between female and male graduation rates. The gap in graduation rates between White and Black students and between White and Hispanic students, on the other hand, typically narrowed as the as the proportion of low-income students increased.

To download, view and print the report as a pdf file, please visit:

Posted by ronbo at 03:30 PM

November 15, 2006

NCES Newsflash: The Nation’s Report Card: Science 2005 TUDA Released

Results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2005 science Trial Urban District Assessment were just released, comparing the performance of 4th and 8th graders in 10 large urban school districts. Performance of students in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Diego are compared with students nationally and in large central cities. Performance of racial/ethnic groups in the districts is examined, as is the performance of low-income students.

At both grades

· Overall, student performance in the TUDA districts was comparable to that of students in large central cities, but below student performance in the nation.

· In many of the districts, average scores for White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander students were either higher or not significantly different from the national average for their peers.

· Comparisons between only low-income students show less variation in performance between the districts, and smaller gaps with the nation.
Full results for the nation and states are available at

Join NCES Associate Commissioner Peggy Carr in a live chat today at 3:00 p.m. ET. You may submit your questions now at or come back at 3:00 p.m. to participate in this live event.

Posted by ronbo at 06:21 PM

Announcing the Minority Data Resource Center at ICPSR

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is pleased to announce the formal launch of the Minority Data Resource Center (MDRC) Web site:

The mission of MDRC is to provide data resources for the comparative analysis of issues affecting racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States. We offer streamlined access to existing ICPSR data and to newly acquired studies that are relevant to the study of immigration, place of origin, ancestry, ethnicity, and race in the United States. Access to MDRC data is available to anyone at an ICPSR member university or institution. Many of the studies that comprise the collection have the full product suite of setup and ready-to-files for SAS, SPSS, and Stata, as well as PDF documentation and online analysis capabilities.

MDRC is both a data archive, and a resource for instructors. ICPSR is in the process of developing teaching tools based on the data in the MDRC collection. Others are also invited to develop tools for studies in our collection. MDRC data collections with SDA online analysis are equipped with three additional analysis tools.:

* Sample Characteristics. This tool allows interested users to assess whether the sample population of a study has the desired demographic characteristics.

* Recode Syntax. This tool allows users to not only recode a variable, an option already available through online analysis, but also print out the syntax necessary for that recode so that syntax may be incorporated into users' own statistical syntax files.

* Subset. This tool allows users to create data subsets dynamically for selected subpopulations of the survey.

Feel free to try out these new tools in a sample MDRC study:

ICPSR Study 4404: Capital Punishment in the United States, 1973-2003 (

If you have any questions or wish further information, please contact David Thomas at

Posted by ronbo at 06:14 PM

November 14, 2006

American Community Survey (ACS) Alert: U.S. Census Bureau Releases Final 2005 ACS Estimates

American Community Survey Alert, Number 43
(released November 14, 2006)

The Census Bureau today released 2005 ACS estimates on selected race, Hispanic origin and ancestry populations. Today’s release also includes profiles for the population 60 years and over and 65 years and over.

The 2005 ACS data provide key socioeconomic and housing characteristics for about 200 selected population groups at the national and state levels. It allows for easy comparisons across groups and access to a range of data from age, marital status and fertility, to language spoken at home and educational attainment.

The data may be found on the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder Website at: <>.

In addition, updates to the online “Guide to ACS Data Products” were released. The Guide now includes two spreadsheets listing the iterated selected population profiles (SPPs) that are available for the ancestry and race/Hispanic origin groups by geography on the American FactFinder and the ACS FTP site. The ancestry and race/Hispanic origin group spreadsheets will contain the following two worksheets:

*GeobyRace—Geography as rows and race/Hispanic origin (or ancestry) by columns
*RacebyGeo—Race/Hispanic origin (or ancestry) as rows and Geography by columns

If an iterated SPP is available for the specific geography, an “X” is placed in that cell.

The Guide may be found at: <>.

The ACS is a key component in the Census Bureau’s 2010 Decennial Census Program, which also consists of early planning and modernization of geographic operations and a short-form only for the 2010 Census.

* Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about the American Community Survey, please call (888) 346-9682 or e-mail

Posted by ronbo at 03:09 PM

NCES Newsflash: Academic Libraries: 2004

NCES has just released, 'Academic Libraries: 2004.' The selected findings and tables in this report, based on the 2004 Academic Libraries Survey, summarize services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report includes a number of key findings: During fiscal year (FY) 2004, there were 155.1 million circulation transactions from academic libraries’ general collection. During a typical week in the fall of 2004, 1.4 million academic library reference transactions were conducted, including computer searches. The nation’s 3,700 academic libraries held 982.6 million books; serial backfiles; and other paper materials, including government documents at the end of FY 2004. Academic libraries spent $2.2 billion on information resources during FY 2004.

To download, view and print the report as a pdf file, please visit:

Posted by ronbo at 02:58 PM

November 13, 2006

Recent ICPSR updates and additions - November 13, 2006

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data
archive along with a list of released data collections that have been


4328 ABC News/ Washington Post Poll, June 2005

4536 Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (12th-Grade Survey), 2005

4537 Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (8th- and 10th-Grade Surveys), 2005

4563 Eurobarometer 63.1: Science and Technology, Social Values, and Services of General Interest, January-February 2005

4575 State Court Organizations, 2004 [United States]


2172 ABC News "Nightline" Newt Gingrich and Ethics Poll, January 1997


2176 ABC News "Nightline" Jackie Robinson Poll, February 1997


2496 ABC News "Nightline" Smoking Poll, June 1997

2504 ABC News "Nightline" Nanny Poll, November 1997

2505 ABC News "Nightline" Terry Nichols Poll, January 1998


2953 School District Data Book (SDDB), 1990: [United States]

4276 National Crime Victimization Survey, 1992-2004

You can also view a list of all studies added and updated in the last
ninety days by visiting the ICPSR Web site at

Posted by ronbo at 03:16 PM

ICPSR Summer Internship Program 2007

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world’s largest archive of digital social science data, is now accepting applications for its annual summer internship program for undergraduates that will take place from June 11, 2007 to August 17, 2007.

Summer Interns will work in a UNIX and Windows environment and gain experience using statistical programs such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata to check data. Data processing skills will be applied to prepare social science data for permanent archiving and distribution for secondary analysis; preserving respondent anonymity; and composing descriptions of data collections. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants should have undergraduate standing and completion of sophomore year in a social science major. In addition, strong academic credentials, knowledge of a statistical software package and previous relevant social science research experience via work or class project.

Interested individuals should submit a complete packet of a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation by the application deadline, January 5, 2007.

For more information on the program please consult our full description of the 2007 Summer Internship Program at

Posted by ronbo at 03:09 PM

November 10, 2006

From TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog): Free MATLAB Intel Beta for Students

by Erica Sadun
Filed at TUAW under: Software

Are you big into applied math? Or are you merely forced to be doing applied math by the cruel and uncaring sadists in your graduate program? Software developers MathWorks are offering a free student version beta of their flagship MATLAB product. The beta, which only runs on Intel Macs, includes MATLAB, Simulink, the Maple-like Symbolic math function package and documentation. MATLAB, which has been around since the late '70s, provides all kinds of numeric computing aids for computer algebra systems. As for me? I am no longer a student and do not qualify for this offer. Just my quick visit to their site to gather information for this post brought back enough student-anxiety memories to torment me for the entire afternoon. The beta does not include a stipend for psychotherapy bills induced by the use of the software.

Posted by ronbo at 04:28 PM

November 08, 2006

Institutional Policies and Practices Regarding Postsecondary Faculty: Fall 2003

This report describes recent hiring and retirement patterns as well as tenure-related changes and actions taken by public and private not-for-profit postsecondary institutions that offered an associate’s or higher degree in fall 2003 and participated in federal Title IV student aid programs. The 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04) sampled such institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia both to obtain lists of faculty and instructional staff to be surveyed and also to collect data on the institution’s policies and environment for such staff. About 920 institutions completed the survey, resulting in a weighted response rate of 84 percent. In fall 2003, some 8 percent of all full-time faculty were hired the previous year from outside the institution, while 7 percent had left their institutions during the previous year. Of those who left, 36 percent retired. At least 90 percent of all doctoral or master’s institutions had tenure systems, but even among public associate’s institutions, the majority (64 percent) had a tenure system. About 64 percent of institutions with a tenure system limit time on tenure track to 6 or 7 years. One-half (52 percent) of institutions with a tenure system offered early or phased retirement to tenured faculty members between 1998 and 2003.

[For more information or to download the pdf file, click here.]

Posted by ronbo at 07:47 PM

Roper Center Data Acquisitions Update, September 2006

Click here for a list of new additions to the Roper Center data archive that are now available to Center Members via Roper Express.

Stanford University Libraries maintains a membership to the Roper Center and Stanford faculty, staff, and students can now download data directly accessible via Roper Express. For instructions on requesting data not available via Roper Express, click on the "Data Services - Roper" link on our SSDS web site.

This month the attached PDF contains:

• Pew Research Center Poll: The Right to Die, II interviews where conducted November 9-27, 2005 by Princeton Survey Research Associates International.

• Los Angeles Times California Primary Election Exit Poll on June 6, 2006.

• Pew Research Center’s January and February 2006 News Interest Index.

• 4 new SRBI/Time Magazine Polls conducted from June to August 2006.

These notices have been archived on the Roper Center website at:

Posted by ronbo at 05:24 PM

November 06, 2006

Recent ICPSR updates and additions - October 30, 2006

Below is a list of new data collection additions to the ICPSR data
archive along with a list of released data collections that have been


4292 National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2003

4354 Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH II), 2001-2004

4437 Second National Study on the Situation of Youth in the Philippines [1997]

4469 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2005 [United States]

4485 National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2004: Extract Files

4560 Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, 1996

4561 Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, 1995

4562 Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, 1994

4584 Community Tracking Study Physician Survey, 2004-2005: [United States]


2742 Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, 1997

2908 Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, 1998

3173 Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, 1999

3443 Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, 2000

3903 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2002

4276 National Crime Victimization Survey, 1992-2004

4413 Detroit Arab American Study (DAAS), 2003

You can also view a list of all studies added and updated in the last
ninety days by visiting the ICPSR Web site at

Posted by ronbo at 06:42 PM

NEW NCES REPORT! - Where Are They Now? A Description of 1992-93 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 10 Years Later

Using data from the 2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03), this report provides an overview of the status of 1992–93 college graduates 10 years after graduation. The report presents highlights of these college graduates’ lives in 2003 in five areas—education after the bachelor’s degree, labor force participation, opinions about their undergraduate education, family status, and civic participation. In addition to presenting a basic profile of graduates’ lives in 2003, the report is also intended as a broad introduction to the kinds of data available in B&B:93/03. A table compendium with five sections corresponding to the five areas above provides additional detail about how graduate characteristics are associated with the highlighted outcomes as well as related experiences in each area. The estimates in this report represent about 1.2 million bachelor’s degree completers from 1992–93.

To download, view and print the publication as a PDF file, please visit:

Posted by ronbo at 06:36 PM

Roper Center Newsletter, November 2006

Tip of the month!!

Want to sneak a peek at the new web site?
In November, the Center will release its new web look. We've learned from testing it that it's more intuitive than the current one and has richer content with more links to related, helpful sites. Feel free to take it for a test drive yourself at:
…and please let us know how you like it.
Oh, and, don't worry the key links to iPOLL and the catalog will remain the same!

Public Opinion Matters!--"Congressional Elections";start=HS_special_topics?Topic=congress1

The '06 elections are hot this year so we've decided to keep Congressional Elections up for one more month.

How will Americans vote this election year? What are the motivating factors bringing people to the voting booths? Are citizens more likely to vote for a Democratic candidate or for a Republican candidate? Find out how others feel about this years election and more in this month's POM--Congressional Elections.

Based on a new topic each month, POM offers a generous free sampling of related polling data and details of survey datasets held by the Roper Center, along with articles previously published in Public Perspective magazine.
Experience the depth of information housed in the Roper Center archives - The complete list of "Public Opinion Matters!" topics.;start=HS_pom_list

Newly spotlighted datasets;start=HS_surveyspot
Updated as of November 1, 2006

Special studies of interest recently added to iPOLL. The database now contains nearly a half million questions!

Title: George Washington University Battleground 2006 Survey [September,2006]
Source: Survey by George Washington University.
Methodology: Conducted by Tarrance Group and Lake, Snell, Perry, Mermin Associates, September 24-September 27, 2006 and based on telephone interviews with a national likely voters sample of 1,000. National likely voters are registered voters who said they are somewhat/very/extremely likely to vote in the 2006 election for Congress.
Search for: Organization: 'Tarrance'; Date: '09/24/2006 to 09/24/2006'

Title: 2006 National Hispanics Survey [September,2006]
Source: Survey by The Latino Coalition.
Methodology: Conducted by Opiniones Latinas/Latino Opinions, September 26-October 1, 2006 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult hispanics sample of 1,000.
Search for:

Title: Public Agenda Confidence in US Foreign Policy Index Poll [September,2006]
Methodology: Conducted by Public Agenda Foundation, September 5-September 18, 2006 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,001.
Search for:

Title: The Civic and Political Health of the Nation Survey [April,2006]
Source: Survey by The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement.
Methodology: Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, April 27-June 11, 2006 and based on telephone and online interviews with a national ages 15 and older including oversamples of young african americans, latinos and asian americans sample of 2,232. Interviews were conducted by Braun Research. The national sample interviews were conducted by telephone, and the interviews with the oversamples of 467 African-Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans age 15-25 were completed online. Results are weighted to be representative of a national age 15 and older population.
Search for:

Title: Health Confidence Survey [May,2006]
Source: Survey by Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Methodology: Conducted by Mathew Greenwald & Associates, May 16-June 3, 2006 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 1,000.
Search for:

Title: National Black Feminist Survey [November,2004]
Source: Survey by Evelyn M. Simien, University of Connecticut.
Methodology: Conducted by Center for Survey Research & Analysis, University of Connecticut, November 4-January 7, 2005 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult blacks sample of 500.
Search for: Keyword: 'feminist%'; Date: '11/04/2004 to 11/04/2004'

Additional resources - Web sites with special survey samples

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life 10 Country Survey of Pentecostals Conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International
VoteVets Action Fund Poll of Veterans Who Served in Iraq and Afghanistan Conducted by Lake Research Partners
NPR Survey: Pre-Election Survey in America 's Most Competitive Districts Conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Public Opinion Strategies

Posted by ronbo at 06:31 PM

Selections from Census Product Update: November 3, 2006

Fact of the Day

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book

The top five metro areas in the proportion of doctors to the population each have more than 1,000 physicians per 100,000 persons, according to data published in the Census Bureau's State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, now available online and in print.

Leading the way was Rochester, New York with 1,720 physicians per 100,000 people. The other four with more than 1,000 were Iowa City, IA (No. 2 with 1,294); Charlottesville, VA (No. 4 with 1,057); and Ann Arbor, MI (No. 5 with 1,023).

These data illustrate one of the major benefits of the Data Book: it has data from the Census Bureau and a variety of government and nongovernment sources. The online version also incorporates links to the data tables so you can zip to the source.

Hot Tip

American Community Survey Tables Comparable to Census 2000 Summary File 3

Most people know that the American Community Survey tables basically echo the tables published in Census 2000 Summary Files. Figuring out which tables match up in these two data sets can be tough unless you access a comparability table on the ACS website.

[Full Census Product Update]

Posted by ronbo at 06:16 PM