A list of statistics about the International Year of Statistics [...]
When I picked up the Bangor Daily News this morning, I read columnist Sarah Smiley insisting that she “had to tell” her children about last week’s school shooting incident in Newtown, Connecticut. Adults absolutely have the right to feel the way they want to feel about the shootings in Connecticut. But do we “have” to [...]
As you may be aware, one year and one month ago the U.S. government halted publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States. This publication — which was available free of charge on the Internet via the U.S. Census Bureau — brought together thousands and thousands of pieces of information from across the federal [...]
Once every ten years, the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies conducts a census, contacting the heads of all religious congregations in the United States and asking them to indicate how many people are members of their congregations. In any area, the number of non-affiliated people is simply the difference between the total of [...]
Visit the very last Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Open a separate window containing a random number generator.
There are 29 categories listed on the left. Generate a random number between 1 and 29, and roll your mouse over the corresponding category.
Subcategories will appear. Generate another random number to pick which one, and [...]
January 31, 2012: Americans Elect Political Director Darry Sragow is the latest in a long parade of Americans Elect corporate leaders to declare that Americans Elect is not a political party:
February 2, 2012: California publicly releases its statistics regarding political party registrations as of January 3 2012. The “not a political party” Americans [...]
Direct-to-Garment printer CafePress has a “Cultural Barometer” of sales records it’s been using to track trends of support for 2012 Republican presidential contenders. Here are the CafePress Barometer’s readings from November 14 through December 31 of 2011.
Just a few days after the point of last tracking, the 2012 Republican Caucuses in Iowa reported [...]
“The scientific evidence of how same-sex attraction most likely may be created provides a credible basis for a spiritual explanation that indicts the devil.” — Daniel Avila, October 28 2011, writing for the official newsletter of the Boston Catholic Archdiocese.
The truth behind Daniel Avila’s scientific affirmation of satanic influence behind homosexuality is irrefutable. It’s [...]
The FBI Crime Clock brings a feeling of urgency to crime statistics by declaring that in 2009, there was “One murder every 34.5 minutes” in the United States. By not figuring in the size of the population in 2009 — some 307 million people — the FBI makes the nation seem to be a more [...]
The FBI maintains an ominous website seemingly devoted to giving Americans the heebie-jeebies. It’s called The Crime Clock, and for the most recent year of published U.S. statistics (2009) it reads like this:
One murder every 34.5 minutes One forcible rape every 6.0 minutes One robbery every 1.3 minutes One aggravated assault every 39.1 [...]