May 16, 2022

Roundup: A Selection of New Research and Data-Rich Reports Available on the Open Web

This roundup is under development (May 31, 2017). New items are added daily. The most recent completed roundup includes more than 100 items can be accessed here.

Just Added (Weeks of June 11th, 18th, June 25th 2017)

Friday (June 30)

In 2015, US Institutions Awarded Most Doctorates Ever Recorded

Patient Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014 (via AHRQ)

Thursday (June 29)

2015 Survey of Doctorate Recipients Expands Its Population Coverage and Reporting on Field of Study (via National Science Foundation) ||| PDF Version also available

GAO Report Publicly Released Today: Additional Action Needed to Address Significant Risks in FCC’s Lifeline Program

LexisNexis Rule of Law Analysis Shows U.S. Ranks 19th in Long Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness

Wednesday (June 28)

Global Phishing Survey: Domain Name Use and Trends in 2016 (via Anti-Phishing Working Group) ||| Links to Previously Released Reports
48 pages; PDF.

New Report/Data/Analysis: Characteristics of Selected Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean Ancestry Groups in the United States: 2008–2012 (via U.S. Census)
19 pages; PDF.

Tuesday (June 27th)

2017 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics  (via Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration/USDOT)
62 pages; PDF. 

U.S. Dept. of State Releases Trafficking in Persons Report 2017
Complete Report ||| Direct to Specific Sections of the Report, Fact Sheets, HTML Version
484 pages; PDF.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases 2016 “Americans Time Use” Survey Results/Data

Report Resources:

Drug Use, Dependence, and Abuse Among State Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2007-2009 (via BJS)

Monday (June 26th)

Primary Document:  Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: (“Scoring”) of Senate Health Care Bill 
Released June 26, 2017 (49 pages; PDF).

Lessons for Future Department of Defense Social Media Analysis in Support of Information Operations (via Brookings)
92 pages; PDF.

WHO Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance (via World Health Organization)
56 pages; PDF. 

Friday (June 23rd)

Compare Proposals to Replace The Affordable Care Act: Summary of Senate Repeal/Replace Bill in 17 Key Areas Added to KFF’s Interactive Comparison Tool (via KFF)

“With the tool, users can compare the Senate bill to current law and the House-passed American Health Care Act in 17 key areas of health policy, including Medicaid, premium subsidies to individuals, state role, financing, women’s health, and individual health insurance market rules.”

Thursday (June 22nd)

U.S. Copyright Publishes Section 1201 Study (195 pages; PDF)

U.S. Census Releases New Population Estimates (Summary and Two Data Tables)

Additional Resources

2017 World Drug Report Released by UNODC
Summary/News Release ||| Direct to Complete Report, Charts

New Data: Indicators of Mental Health Problems Reported by Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-12 (17 pages; PDF via BJS) ||| Summary (1 page; PDF) 

Wednesday (June 21st)

2016 Internet Crime Report (28 pages; PDF; via IC3/FBI)

Tuesday (June 20th)

Gov Docs in the News: Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan:Report to Congress…” (via U.S. Dept. of Defense)
102 pages; PDF. June 2017.

Green Growth Indicators 2017 (via OECD)
Highlights (16 pages; PDF) ||| Full Text Report (Read Online) ||| Interactive Map and Other Materials

Monday (June 19th)

Global Trends: Forced Displacement In 2016 (via UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency)

Food Insecurity Among Children in 2015 (via Brookings)


Canada’s Merchandise Trade with the United States (by State) (via Statistics Canada)

QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Teens Aged 4–17 Years Ever Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), by Sex and Urbanization of County of Residence — National Health Interview Survey (via MMWR/CDC)

Friday (June 16th)

President Donald J. Trump Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (via U.S. Office of Government Ethics)
98 pages; PDF.

The Digital-Born and Legacy News Media on Twitter During the French Presidential Elections (via Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism/University of Oxford)
Full Text Report (8 pages; PDF) ||| Appendix (2 pages; PDF)


Report on the Situation of Cartoonists Worldwide 2016/2017 (via Cartooning for Peace)
31 pages; PDF. ||| See Also: Report Highlights Cartoonists Under Threat Worldwide (CBLDF)


Times Higher Education Releases World University Reputation Rankings 2017
Overview ||| Complete Results ||| Methodology

EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2017
62 pages; PDF. ||| Summary/Key Findings


Fake News and Cyber Propaganda: The Use and Abuse of Social Media (via Trend Micro)
Summary ||| Direct to Full Text Report
81 pages; PDF.

Fear Thy Neighbor: Radicalization and Jihadist Attacks in the West 
Published by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT). 108 pages; PDF.

New Article/Data: 1991-2014 Health Care Spending by Stats (via Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))
Overview |||  Data Files ||| Full Text Article

County by County Analysis of Current Projected Insurer Participation (2018) in Health Insurance Exchanges (Map) ||| Summary/News Release (via Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

K-12 Education: More Than Half of School Expenditures Spent on Classroom Instruction, Largest Increase Since 2008 (via U.S. Census)
News Release/Highlights ||| Direct to Full Text Report (65 pages; PDF)

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2017 (via International Labour Organization)
Summary (5 pages; PDF) ||| Full Text Report (66 pages; PDF) ||| Maps & Video


Abuse of Older People on the Rise – 1 in 6 Affected (via World Health Organization) ||| Direct to Full Text Study Discussed in WHO Announcement (via The Lancet)


Canada: Police-Reported Hate Crime Up 5% During 2015 (via Statistics Canada)

Higher Education: Promises and Pitfalls of Online Education (via Brookings)
PDF version also available. (8 pages)


Documents in the News: Full Text of Complaint Filed in State of Maryland and District of Columbia v. Donald J. Trump (Emoluments Lawsuit)
48 pages; PDF. 

Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years (via New England Journal of Medicine)

Brexit Reading List: Negotiations and Future Relations (via UK House of Commons Library)
11 pages; PDF. 

Brexit Reading List: Defence and Security (via UK House of Commons Library)
8 pages; PDF.

Briefing Document: “Paris Agreement: United States Withdrawal” (via European Parliament Research Service)
2 pages; PDF.
Includes links to many documents and resources. 

Sunday (June 11th)

Cisco Projects Annual Internet Protocol Traffic to Exceed Three Zettabytes by 2021



Update: Global Family Business Index Now Online (500 Largest Family Businesses in the World by Revenue)
via University of St.Gallen, Switzerland and EY ||| News Release/Highlights

Changes in Parents’ Participation in Domestic Tasks and Care For Children From 1986 to 2015 (via Statistics Canada)


China Economy Update, May 2017 (via Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK)
2 pages; PDF.

Climate Change
Resource Document on Mental Health and Climate Change (via American Psychiatric Association (APA))
4 pages; PDF. Cites to more than 25 articles/reports.

Working Paper: Climate Change And Trade Policy Interaction: Implications Of Regionalism (via OECD)
55 pages; PDF.

FAQ: What is the History of the Paris Agreement (2015)?
via Dag Hammarskjöld Library, United Nations

Documents in the News

Prepared Remarks: Opening Statement to Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by James B. Comey
For hearing on June 8, 2017 (7 pages; PDF) via Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.


Nuclear Power Reactors in the World (via IAEA)
2017 edition. 88 pages; PDF.

Working Paper: The Empirics of Enabling Investment and Innovation in Renewable Energy (via OECD)
95 pages; PDF. 


Marine Protected Areas: Economics, Management and Effective Policy Mixes (via OECD) ||| Highlights Document (16 pages; PDF)


Breaking Down Democracy: Goals, Strategies, and Methods of Modern Authoritarians (via Freedom House)
64 pages; PDF.  ||| HTML Version


Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years (via New England Journal of Medicine)

Human Smuggling

Integrated Responses to Human Smuggling from the Horn of Africa to Europe (via Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime)
83 pages; PDF.


Akamai Releases Q1 2017 “State of the Internet Connectivity” Report 
64 pages; PDF. 

Domain Tools Report (Spring 2017)
11 pages; PDF.

The Digital Footprint of Europe’s Refugees (via Pew Research Center)

Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report Released
355 Slides and/or Downloadable PDF (355 pages)


2016 Report on the Aspen Institute Dialogue on the Future of Journalism
Direct to PDF Version (44 pages) ||| HTML Version

The Future of Journalism, captures a wide range of perspectives from media experts, academics, journalists and publishers about the challenges facing the journalism industry and its future trajectory. From the promises of virtual reality to the challenges of multi-platform distribution channels to the failures of staffing a diverse, representative newsroom, the report offers a series of recommendations to help re-establish journalism as a necessary component to a good society.


Laws Lifting Sovereign Immunity In Selected Countries (via Law Library of Congress)
HTML Version
 ||| PDF Version (19 pages)
Review of laws in Cuba, Iran, Libya, Russia, Sudan, and Syria.

Miranda Warning Equivalents Abroad  (via Law Library of Congress)
HTML Version ||| PDF Version (70 pages) ||| Miranda Equivalents Map (PDF)


Global Peace Index 2017 (via Visions of Humanity)
Summary/News Release ||| Highlights (4 pages; PDF) ||| Full Text (140 pages; PDF)

Social Media

Twiplomacy 2017 Study Released (via Burson-Marsteller)
Use of Twitter and other social media in diplomacy. Rankings of world leaders and international organizations. 


Junk News and Bots During the 2017 UK General Election: What Are UK Voters Sharing Over Twitter? (via Project on Computational Propaganda, Oxford University)



Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report (via National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Consumer Spending 

By the Numbers: Spending Habits of Older Americans (via Bureau of Labor Statistics)


21st Century U.S. Energy Sources: A Primer (via Congressional Research Service)
May 21, 2017. PDF Version Also Available (41 pages).


The Congressional Budget Office’s Work in 2016: A Report to the Congress (via CBO)
9 pages; PDF. 

The State of Redistricting Litigation (May 2017 Edition)
From the Brennan Center at the New York School of Law.


QuickStats: Average Number of Deaths from Motor Vehicle Injuries, Suicide, and Homicide,* by Day of the Week — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015 (via CDC)


Issue Brief: How ACA Repeal and Replace Proposals Could Affect Coverage and Premiums For Older Adults and Have Spillover Effects For Medicare (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Higher Education

New: 2015 Data From the Humanities Indicators Project (American Academy of Arts & Sciences)


2016 Characteristics of New Housing (via US Census)
751 pages; PDF


Statistics: GW Extremism Tracker / Isis in America (via George Washington University Program on Extremism)
May 2017 Update. Access Previously Releases Reports

National Endowment For the Arts

Industrial Design: A Competitive Edge for U.S. Manufacturing Success in the Global Economy
Revision Number Three, May 2017.


US Mobile Time Spent and Activities StatPack 2017 (via eMarketer)
4o pages; PDF

State Department

U.S. Dept. of State: Semiannual Report to the Congress (October 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017)
From the DOS Inspector General.

Traffic Safety

Traffic Safety Facts: Seat Belt Use in 2016—Use Rates in the States and Territories
2 pages; PDF. 

Traffic Safety Facts: Passenger Vehicles: 2015 Data (via National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
13 pages; PDF. 



Freight Intermodal Connectors Study (via Federal Highway Administration)


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