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American data by counties

I’ve been crunching some county-by-county data at one of my other weblogs: Where the fat folks live Diabetes and obesity The white vote for Obama, by county & correlates Are over-leveraged counties seeing an increase in food stamp usage?

Tyler Cowen linked to a Time article on the phenomenon of Southern Americans being relatively overweight vis-a-vis Americans from other regions of the country. Several reasons are offered, from the lower per capita income of Southern states, to the fact that Southern food tends to be fried and less healthful. But the article doesn’t mention…

Does secularization of the USA spell social meltdown?: That’s certainly what two European sociologists, Loek Halman and Thorleif Pettersson, have concluded. Using data from the European Values Survey, they found that there was no relationship between how religious a country was (on average) and a rich it was in social capital. For example, the Czech…

You might have already see this chart relating obesity to time spent eating in The New York Times: The commentary accompanying the chart goes like so: On Monday, in posting some of the data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Society at a Glance report, I noted that the French spent the most…

Via Andrew Sullivan, One nation, seven sins: Geographers measure propensity for evil in states, counties. Here’s the methodology: Greed was calculated by comparing average incomes with the total number of inhabitants living beneath the poverty line. On this map, done in yellow, Clark County is bile (see map on Page 2). Envy was calculated using…