Author Archives: Alexander Kent

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The New Hampshire Primary in 9 Charts

The results of the Iowa caucuses provided a snapshot of voter sentiments in the Midwest. Now, with New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary election slotted for February 9, Americans will hear the ...
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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Voter Turnout

Just 71% of voting-age U.S. citizens are registered to vote, and an even smaller share actually makes it to the voting booth on election day. In the 2012 presidential election, ...
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The Most Republican County in Every State

The largely unexpected rise in support for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- who represent two vastly different viewpoints -- reflects how polarized Americans ...
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The Most Democratic County in Each State

The largely unexpected rise in support for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- who represent two vastly different viewpoints -- reflects how polarized Americans are ...
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Poorest County in Each State

In every state, there are rich and there are poor counties. The poorest county in each state can be much poorer than the state's median household income, or the difference ...
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Cities With the Shortest Life Expectancy in Every State

Life expectancy has increased rapidly in modern times, and as health care and technology continue to evolve, lives could get longer still. Babies born in the United States today are ...
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Cities With the Longest Life Expectancy in Every State

Life expectancy has increased rapidly in modern times and, as health care and technology continue to evolve, lives could get longer still. Babies born in the United States today ...
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The Richest and Poorest Countries

The distribution of wealth across the globe is anything but even. North America is home to just 4.9% of the world’s population -- and 24.7% of its wealth. Meanwhile, the ...
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America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Moving within the United States from one city to another is much more common today. No matter the reasons for the move -- buying a house, looking for a new ...
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10 Cities Where You Don’t Want to Get Sick

About 440,000 people die in the United States each year as a result of a preventable hospital error. Despite the precautions hospitals take to minimize the likelihood of a mistake, ...
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10 Countries Sheltering the Most Refugees

By the end of 2014, 59.5 million individuals had been displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, violence, conflict, or human rights violations -- the most in recent history. More ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) States

The United States added 3.2 million jobs in 2014, a greater addition to the workforce than in 2013, when 2.3 million jobs were added. At the end of last year, ...
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11 Jobs Paying Americans Over $100,000

 The nationwide median household income was $55,132 in June, according to Sentier Research. While incomes have risen slowly over the last several years, few families, and even fewer individuals, earn ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Jobs

 Some occupations are better positioned to capitalize on economic, demographic, and workplace trends than others. From 2005 through 2014, for example, employment of service unit operators in natural resources industries ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Jobs

 The economic recession of the last decade decimated the U.S. labor market, with millions of Americans losing their jobs. To this day, many occupations remain below their pre-recession employment levels. ...
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