Bush Years Map—Sources

Information for Then and Now: How America Has Changed Since 2000 was drawn from the sources below

Hours of video games played per person per year (ages 12 and older):
Source: US Census Bureau

Price of electricity per 500 kWh:
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Price of Gold ($/troy oz.):
Source: London Bullion Market Association
http://www.lbma.org.uk/?area=stats&page=gold/2000dailygold

Street price pure gram of meth:            
Source: The Price and Purity of Illicit Drugs: 1981 through the Second Quarter of 2003, Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/price_purity/price_purity.pdf
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/concern/meth_prices_purity.html

Price of bushel of corn:
Source:
United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
 http://www.nass.usda.gov/Data_and_Statistics/Quick_Stats/#top

Number of violent conflicts worldwide:
Source: SIPRI Yearbook 2001 and 2008
http://editors.sipri.org/pubs/yb01/ch1.html
http://yearbook2008.sipri.org/files/SIPRIYB08summary.pdf

Number of US troops deployed in:
 Source: Department of Defense, Active Duty Military Personnel Strengths by Regional Area and by Country (309A) December 31, 2000 and June 30, 2008
http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personnel/MILITARY/Miltop.htm

Violent crime per 100,000 people
Source:  U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/data/table_01.html

Number of albums sold in U.S.:
Nielson SoundScan 2007 Year-End Music Industry Report 2000 and 2007

Street price, pure gram of cocaine:
Source: The Price and Purity of Illicit Drugs:1981 through the Second Quarter of 2003, the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/publications/price_purity/price_purity.pdf
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/concern/cocaine_prices_purity.html

Market capitalization, GM:
Source: Google Finance
New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Damodaran Online
http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/data.html
http://finance.google.com/finance

Market capitalization, Apple Computer:
Source: Google Finance
New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Damodaran Online
http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/data.html
http://finance.google.com/finance

Active duty personnel:
Source: Department of Defense

Inmates in custody:
Source: The Pew Charitable Trust
http://www.pewcenteronthestates.org/uploadedFiles/8015PCTS_Prison08_FINAL_2-1-1_FORWEB.pdf

Hours of television per person per year (ages 12 and older):
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Total cosmetic surgery procedures in U.S.
Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Media/Press_Kits/Procedural_Statistics.html

School groups visiting the NSA’s Cryptologic Museum:
Source: NSA Cryptologic Museum

Designated foreign terrorist groups:
Source: U.S. Department of State, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/fs/08/103392.htm
http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/crt/2000/2450.htm

People who think homosexuality is “morally acceptable”
Source: Gallup
http://www.gallup.com/poll/108115/Americans-Evenly-Divided-Morality-Homosexuality.aspx

Veterans compensated for PTSD:
Source: National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics
http://www1.va.gov/vetdata/docs/4X6_fall08_sharepoint.pdf
VBA Annual Benefits Reports for the Fiscal Year

Consumer credit card debt:
Source: Federal Reserve
http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/hist/cc_hist_sa.txt http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/Current/

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