• 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.

  • Historical Data
  • State Constitutional Provisions
  • States and the Federal Constitution
  • State and Local Governments and Employees
  • Revenues and Spending
  • Personal Income
  • Intergovernmental Revenue Flows

From a statistical point of view, a major problem in studying American government below the federal level is the fifty state governments and thousands of local government units that operate there (Table 8-7). Among other things, this large number of governments often makes it difficult for ...

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