Bush Years Map—Sources

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

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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/

Lockheed Martin sales:
Source: Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Third Quarter 2008 Results, 2000 Shareholders Report

Average compensation of top 20 highest-paid CEOs:
Source:
BusinessWeek
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/01_16/b3728013.htm
Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/12/lead_bestbosses08_CEO-Compensation_Rank.html

Unauthorized immigrant population
Source:
Pew Research Center
http://pewresearch.org/pubs/978/undocumented-immigration

Defense spending:
Source:
Bloomberg News
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/business/266061.php

Online spending:
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce
http://www.census.gov/mrts/www/data/pdf/01Q1.pdf 
http://www.census.gov/mrts/www/data/html/08Q2.html

Daily Newspaper circulation:
Source: Newspaper Association of America
http://www.naa.org/TrendsandNumbers/Total-Paid-Circulation.aspx

Percentage of wireless-only households:
Source: The Nielsen Company
http://www.nielsenmobile.com/documents/WirelessSubstitution.pdf

Iraq GDP:
Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit Ltd.

“Hate groups” operating in the US
Source: Southern Poverty Law Center
http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=233
http://www.splcenter.org/intel/map/hate.jsp

People in poverty:
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/poverty07/pov07hi.html, http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2001/cb01-158.html

People without health insurance:              
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/p60-220.pdf
http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/p60-235.pdf

Hedge fund assets under management:
2000: $407 billion
2007: $1.037 trillion
Source: Hedge Fund Research Inc., Chicago http://www.pionline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071224/CHART/618105444/1048/DATABOOK

Billionaires:
Source: Forbes

Paved roadways in Afghanistan
Source: Central Intelligence Agency, The World Fact Book
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html#Trans
http://www.umsl.edu/services/govdocs/wofact2005/geos/af.html#Trans

Mortgage-backed securities issued:
Source: Securities Industry and Financial Market Association
http://www.sifma.org/research/pdf/Mortgage_Related_Issuance.pdf

Yearly paper usage by white-collar workers:
Source: Communication Supplies Consulting Service

U.S. oil consumption (million barrels per day):
Source: Energy Information Administration
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/hist/mttupus2M.htm

Population:
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Manufacturing employment growth (previous 8 years):
 Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/2000-2008:-are-you-better-off/

Homeownership rate:
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/hvs/qtr208/files/tab5.xls

Family-coverage health-care premiums (average annual premiums)
Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust, Survey of Employer Health Benefits 2008

Federal contracts:
Source: Fedspending.org

Personal Savings (percentage of disposable income):
Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/2000-2008:-are-you-better-off/

Gross Federal Debt as a percentage of GDP:
Source: Office of Management and Budget

5-4 Supreme Court decision:
Source: New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/29/washington/29scotus.html
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9905E4DF1039F931A35754C0A9679C8B63

States with obesity rates below 20%:
Source: BRFSS, CDC

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