• 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.

The Presidency and Executive Branch
The presidency and executive branch
  • Presidents
  • Ratings
  • Backgrounds
  • Cabinet and Staff
  • Congressional Relations
  • Civil Service Employment
  • Regulations

The presidency poses a special problem for those interested in collecting statistical data. The scope and variety of data available on the presidency are limited by the singularity of the office and how individual presidents change the office's organization and operation. The modern presidency has evolved since ...

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