The NY Times reports on a survey of marriage and divorce by the Pew Research Center in the United States. The flash mapping application looks at the rates of marriage, divorce, and remarriage taken from the US Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey. Idaho has the highest rate of both […]
The NY Times takes a look at the substantially higher number of inmates in America versus any other country. With 2.3 million criminals behind bars, the United States incarcerates people for certain crimes that rarely receive prison sentences in other countries. For example, China, which has a population four times […]
Hosted by the University of Essex, Histpop, the online site for British historical reports is an impressive site with over 200,000 pages of information relating to the British Isles from 1801 to 1937: The Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection provides online access to the complete British population reports for […]
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, triggering the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.