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What percentage of people in each nation have ever been incarcerated or are currently incarcerated?

Statistics of the number of people currently incarcerated (in prison, jail, brigs, confinement, detention, etc.) per nation are readily available for many nations. This is commonly referred to as a ...
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How did California voters by age group vote in the 1984 U.S. Presidential Election?

Is there information on how voters of different age groups in California voted in the 1984 election? For example, what percent of the 18-24 vote in California went to either Reagan or Mondale? Or ...
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Who did White voters in California vote for in the 1984 U.S. Presidential Election?

California exit poll 1984: https://ropercenter.cornell.edu/ipoll/study/31090659 I'm not able to download that exit poll myself, but if anyone here has access to it, does it show what percent of White ...
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Data on Palestinian and Israeli casualties by years

I am looking for data on Palestinian and Israeli casualties in the past - from 1948 (creation of Israel) or earlier to our days, preferably in a downloadable form. One of the questions that I find ...
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US Census Survey doesn't seem to ask about most debt-- How is US Gov't getting debt info?

I just received a 2023 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, which took over an hour to fill out. The survey asked a slew of questions, in order to "give our country an up-to-...
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Why has US Maternal Mortality data become less accurate in recent years?

There is a recent report from the WHO about Maternal Mortality rate trends in the last 20 years. In this time the global Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR, maternal deaths per 100,000 live births for ...
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Which stations will be redeveloped by the Indian Railways in Amrit Bharat Scheme?

The Indian Railway ministry has announced the Amrit Bharat Scheme for redevelopment of railway stations across India. Which stations will be redeveloped exactly? Is there a list that I can check?
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Is there any state-by-state data on approval for LBJ or the Vietnam War?

I cannot find any data on approval ratings for LBJ on a state by state level.
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What was the House Popular Vote excluding uncontested races?

In the aftermath of most Congressional elections, it is often noted that Democrats did better in the House popular vote than they did in terms of actual seats won, indicating a role for the incumbency ...
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Is there a database containing the raw data of qualitative research using interviews/focus groups?

Or is there a specific place that collects papers that publishes its raw data?
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How to find full or at least (much) longer quotes from political figures?

I often find that news agencies will quote political figures in "short form", sometimes quoting a sentence and paraphrasing the rest, and often quoting even less than a sentence. My recent ...
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Where can I find more information on refugees living in Poland?

I want to know the refugee data of Poland since its accession to the EU. For example: When did the refugees come to Poland? What were their countries of origin? How many of them came? What are their ...
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California primary early voting turnout?

In the past, there was data on early voting in multiple states before Election Day came. In California there is a primary which I believe there is early voting data available publicly in but I have ...
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Why don't governments publish raw IRV/STV election data, rather than summary statistics?

We're in the middle of a Federal election here in Australia, and many of us have been following the ABC news reports enthusiastically. This has me wondering, why is it that we must turn to the ABC ...
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Was the number of votes for write in candidates for the 2020 presidential election ever released?

In the 2020 presidential election in the United States there were more than a thousand write in candidates . But I never saw any reports on the votes they got. Did the government ever release any ...
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Prior to 2021, when was the last New Jersey gubernatorial election where a Democrat did better in Somerset County than the state as a whole?

In the 2021 New Jersey governor election, Phil Murphy, a Democrat and the incumbent, won 51.5% of the vote statewide. However he won 51.7% of the vote in Somerset County a suburban county which has ...
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How much revenue do governments generate from fines, penalties, etc.?

Recently, I got a fine from the Dutch government for forgetting to pay my taxes on time. I wonder how much revenue governments generate through fines of various sorts, like speeding tickets or ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of uncontested elections for head of state?

Regarding the upcoming election of the next Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive (CE) on 2022-05-08: As of 2022-05-03, various news outlets report that John Lee Ka-chiu (李家超) is running uncontested. In ...
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How does Skopos Labs (cited by govtrack.us) predict the probability of legislation passing? What is their track record & is it the first of its kind?

This answer to Progress moving US oil and gas pipeline cybersecurity regulation and oversight from the TSA to the DOE? (HR 370) begins: H.R.370 died in the last Congress. The new bill for the 117th ...
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How do international news agencies make their maps of Russia's military progress in Ukraine and where do they get their data?

Over the last few weeks most major international news agencies have used maps to show the progress of the Russian military in Ukraine, showing large regions in red presumably denoting Russian ...
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What are the most reliable source for information about North Korea politcal and social system?

I think that both internal and external sources wouldn't be fair about the data in two opposite ways, either improving or destroying the image of the country. What could be a trustable source of ...
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New Jersey early voting statistics 2021

I typed "2021 early vote New Jersey statistics" into my search engine. I could not find any relevant results. Are there publicly available statistics on early voting in the 2021 New Jersey ...
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Early voting data for Ohio House elections 2021?

In Ohio there are two general elections for the House, in the 11th and 15th district. Both are to different degrees considered safe seats. Early voting started last Tuesday. I want to see the number ...
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Where can I find data on when each country first implemented social restrictions for COVID-19?

Regarding COVID-19 response, we have the stringency index. But I wonder, is there any source that documented the first law implementation date or month regarding societal restrictions (social ...
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Shut-out precincts for Republican governor in 2021 New Jersey primary?

In 2008 and 2012, and to a lesser extent 2016, there were some precincts where Republicans got no votes. Example of a shut-out precinct in Louisiana's 2nd district special election, 2021: I found ...
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Do people without children spend longer time in retirement homes?

This came up when discussing the 'Pflegereform' in Germany. Everyone has to pay a proportion of their income and this tax is used to help pay for the cost of retirement homes for old people. The ...
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Anti-Asian hate crime data

I am looking for data sources of anti-asian hate crimes that shows percentage of offenders by race e.g. 47% of people who committed hate crimes against Asian Americans were white, 32% were black, etc. ...
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What is the number of elected politicians at all levels in the world?

There are 519,000 elected politicians in the USA at all levels of government. At all levels of government, approximately how many elected politicians are there worldwide? A lower/upper bound would be ...
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Where can New Mexico early voting statistics be obtained?

I am following the special election in New Mexico's 1st district. I found this from an article here: According to the Secretary of State’s Office, more than 1,000 Democrats have voted, about 400 ...
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Where can I download the voting results for UK elections?

Where can I download the voting results for UK elections? My question covers elections for the House of Commons, the London Assembly, the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Parliament, the Northern ...
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Where can you find how much each country pays to the UN?

Where is a trustworthy site that shows how much each country (not just the major countries) has payed to the UN every year for the past 5-10 years. I have looked on the internet and the UN website but ...
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Where can I find shapefiles of US counties and districts?

I am interested in creating some nice plots of election results from this and previous election cycles. I am wondering if there is a publicly available database or website that contains shapefiles of ...
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Are there any studies/ data sources into whether Republicans or Democrats suffer the most under the presence of 3rd parties?

I am looking to explore the impact of 3rd parties on mainstream political parties in the United States. Not necessarily at the federal level but at state level too, and across any branch of the ...
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Total hours of Brexit negotiations? [closed]

Brexit negotiations are important, as there is much to lose on both sides. But I am wondering: How many hours were spent since the referendum on negotiation talks? Is it possible to estimate? I could ...
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Where can I find detailed information on the votes that were tallied in the 2020 election?

I need a comprehensive dataset showing when individual votes were cast and for whom across the USA in the 2020 general election. I can find totals on the county websites and presidential candidate ...
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Where to view election litigation status

Is there a way to view aggregated data for the litigations related to the recent federal elections in the US? I’m looking for a who/what/why status of each piece of litigation so I don’t have to check ...
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Where can I find good voting data on US Congressional Districts?

For US Elections, I'm trying to find the Total Population, Voting Age Population, Registered Voters on Election Day, and the number of Ballots cast, for the years of 2020, 2018, 2016, and 2012, sorted ...
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Where can I find data on US party affiliations, broken down geographically?

Where can I find data on US party affiliations, broken down geographically? I'd like to do some statistical analysis on party affiliations within states, broken down geographically. Here's the kicker: ...
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Are all EP plenary vote results publically accessible? Where?

Recently I struggled to find the EP vote results in case of this regulation. Although it's marked as adopted on the EUR-LEX website, none of the related votes I could find on VoteWatch ended up ...
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Whare can I find the number of mail ballot drop-off locations by county for the 2020 election?

I am looking for information on the number of mail ballot drop-off places, ideally by county (or other geography), for the current election. This document contains information about the existence or ...
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Can anyone provide historical datasets giving country-by-country ratio of export-agriculture sector to domestic-use-agriculture sector?

Essentially, I want to examine the effect of agricultural commercialization on a number of factors and considered this a good place to start. Does anyone know of any such datasets, preferably ...
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Free websites to help me find influential or contentious local court cases?

I am looking for free websites that contain (potentially partial) catalogs of state and local court cases in the United States, and allows me to filter and/or sort by any of the following: The vote ...
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Amongst U.S. police forces, are combat veterans more likely to abuse force than those who lack combat experience? [closed]

In the United States, amongst police forces, are combat veterans more likely to abuse force than those who lack combat experience? In my opinion, the main difficulties are in the definitions of ...
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What are some representative European political news sources? [closed]

In an effort to become more exposed to perspectives from outside the US, I've sometimes looked for European news sites to read from. I read El Mundo for a while but I think it's a little more slanted ...
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Is there a swing map of 2017 Senate and 2016 President in Alabama?

I want to see a picture of a county-level swing map of the 2017 Senate election for Alabama relative to the 2016 presidential election. This is to see how many points the election swung in Democrat ...
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Is the American Voter Bot based on real data?

There is a Twitter account called American Voter Bot which supposedly tweets profiles of individual US voters. I am not sure if these profiles are real, because I saw a few bizarre tweets that seem ...
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Historical data on how the reliability of polling data depends on time remaining until a US presidential election

Just for entertainment, I wrote a program that simulates the US presidential election of 2020. (I was interested in seeing whether, for example, predictit's relatively low probability of Biden's ...
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How did Black Americans vote in presidential elections prior to 1936?

While researching data for another answer of mine, I came across Factcheck.org’s breakdown of the Black presidential vote from 1936. Unfortunately, this data only goes back until the first re-election ...
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Is the death rate due to police violence between men and women proportional?

According to https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/a/47814/25402 1 in 2000 men's cause of death is police violence while the corresponding number for women is 1 in 33 000. Risk is highest for black ...
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How many members of antifa are in the U.S.?

I've done all the research I can, but I can't come up with an answer. Perhaps a professional on the subject can better inform me?
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