Publications

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December 6, 2022
In this data snapshot, author Kenneth Johnson reports that after a decade of population loss, rural America gained population between 2020 and 2021 because migration gains offset a growing excess of deaths over births due to COVID-19.
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November 16, 2022
In this working paper, authors Charles Tansey and Michael Swack outline a path to conventional equity for CDFIs.
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October 25, 2022
In this data snapshot, authors Kenneth Johnson, Andrew Smith, and Dante Scala discuss changes in the New Hampshire voting population since 2016 and its implications for the 2022 mid-term election.
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August 9, 2022
In this data snapshot, Carsey Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that National Center for Health Statistics data for 2021 show a slight increase in births, rising 1.5 percent from the 2020 level which was a 40-year low.
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June 22, 2022
The Carsey School of Public Policy Federal Budget Quiz #1 is a game to familiarize you with the fun facts that you can find in our FedGovSpend Explorer App.
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May 25, 2022
In this brief, authors Kenneth Johnson and Daniel Lichter report that although population declines were widespread between 2010 and 2020, rural America became more racially and ethnically diverse.
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April 25, 2022
In this brief, author Lawrence Hamilton reports the results of a nationwide U.S. survey that asked respondents whether they agreed, disagreed, or were unsure about a series of statements that mixed pseudo-science con­spiracy claims with well-established scientific facts.
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April 7, 2022
Should we keep Daylight Savings Time or leave it behind forever? Perhaps all of the participants in this perennial argument have a common opponent: not each other, but the time zone lines as they are currently drawn.
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March 24, 2022
In this brief, Carsey Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson reports that COVID’s impact is reflected in the sharp rise in U.S. deaths, reaching 3,434,000 between July 2020 and July 2021. This is a record high and 20 percent more than two years ago before the COVID pandemic.
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February 22, 2022
In this brief Carsey Senior Demographer Kenneth Johnson examines rural demographic trends between 2010 and 2020 using data from the 2020 Census. With fewer births, more deaths, and more people leaving than moving in, rural America experienced an overall population loss for the first time in history.