• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

There is no other print source, online source, or Web search engine that provides the wide range and depth of insight found in Vital Statistics on American Politics. This new 2015-2016 edition is updated with the most recent information available. The editors consult hundreds of sources to calculate and locate the data, facts, and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies.

In over more than tables and figures, students, professional researchers, and interested citizens will find chapters devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.

Social Policy
Social policy
  • Population
  • Immigration
  • Medicare and Social Security
  • Income Levels
  • Public Aid
  • Health Insurance
  • Integration in Schooling and Employment
  • Abortion
  • Crime and Punishment

The study of social policy might fairly be described as controversies informed by, but not settled by, statistics. No matter what the area, those on all sides of an issue try to support their arguments with the relevant data.

The data thought to pertain to questions and controversies about social policy ...

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