Center for Public Affairs Research News
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Census Mail Return Rates For Counties
For the 2010 Census, the overall final national mail return rate was 79.3 percent. But the rate, the most commonly used metric for measuring participation in the Census, varied significantly across the country.
What is the best degree for millennials? Anything in public service
Millennials have been described in many ways, but no one can deny their lust for social change and betterment. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics, tracking the number of persons completing degrees in the public service, shows this to be true.
State Prison Overcrowding and Capacity Data
Prison overcrowding has become a growing social problem in the United States as state incarceration rates increased from the 1970s, peaking in 2008. Although some states have experienced recent decreases, overcrowding remains a significant problem in many state correctional systems.
Federal Employment Totals by State
There were approximately 2.8 million federal employees nationwide in 2018, according to the Labor Department. The U.S. Postal Service — a quasi-public entity — employs about 600,000 workers, more than any other federal agency.
Public School Revenue Sources by State
The sources of funding for elementary and secondary education varies from state to state.
Voter Turnout Steadily Declines in Big City Mayoral Elections
Voter turnout for local elections has historically lagged but is getting worse, prompting officials to explore new ways to get people to the polls. Election data from Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles are explored.