Monthly Archive for June, 2012

New UM Library Resource: Statista

Announcement from Catherine Morse, Government Information and Political Science Librarian, Clark Library, Hatcher Graduate Library:

All three campuses have access to Statista, an online portal for statistical charts, graphs and tables on a variety of subjects including: marketing, demographics, communication, technology, politics, health, leisure and public opinion. Statista offers recent data, not time series, and comes from government sources like the World Bank and the U.S. Census as well as industry, marketing, and trade groups. Tables, charts and graphs can be downloaded as images or into Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel.

Statista can be accessed here: http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/1077340

Contact Your Senator: Census Bureau/ACS Funding at Stake

Earlier this year, the House voted to defund the ACS in its appropriations bill [Additional PSC-Info posts on the ACS funding crisis]. It is the Senate’s turn to decide its spending priorities.

Please contact your Senator and make sure that the Senate version does not adapt any amendments that hurt the Census Bureau and the American Community Survey. Let them know how important the ACS is to your research and for rational policy or scientific decisions. Here are several examples to draw from:

Urge them to vote NO on any amendments to the Fiscal Year 2013 Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill, S. 2323, that would do any of the following:

  • Cut or eliminate funding to the Census Bureau;
  • Cut or eliminate funding for the ACS
  • Make participation in the ACS voluntary

To locate your two U.S. Senators go to:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm