Annotated list of sources and references
Goldman, Sheldon; Elliot Slotnick; and Sara Schiavoni
(Judicature 94 (May-June 2011), pp. 262-301. 39 pages, 6 tables.)
Presents data for 1977-2010. SOURCEBOOK tables 1.81.2010, 1.82.2010.
This article reports the results of research on judgeship appointments to Federal district and appeals courts. Background characteristics of judges appointed by President Barack Obama during his presidency are compared with those appointed by Presidents Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush. Notable appointees (those with outstanding credentials) are highlighted and data comparing traditional and nontraditional appointees during the Obama administration are provided.
Grunbaum, Jo Anne et al.
(CDC Surveillance Summaries. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 53 No. SS-2. Washington: USGPO, May 21, 2004. 96 pages, 66 tables, 8 figures.)
Presents data for 2003. SOURCEBOOK tables 3.55-3.57, 3.62.
This report presents the results of the 2003 national school-based survey conducted as part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data on the prevalence and incidence of numerous health risk behaviors among high school students are presented. These include students reporting use of safety belts; use of bicycle helmets; riding with a driver who had been drinking; driving after drinking; carrying a weapon; engaging in physical fights; dating violence; school-related violence; thoughts and attempts of suicide; tobacco, alcohol, and drug use; and risk-related sexual behaviors. Other topics covered are students' dietary behaviors and physical activities.
(New York: Harris Interactive Inc. Periodicity, contents, and dates of data presented: See below.)
SOURCEBOOK tables 2.2, 2.9, 2.22, 2.27.
The Harris Poll is a weekly news release of public opinion research conducted by Harris Interactive, Inc. The releases deal with a variety of topics including confidence in selected institutions, Presidential job performance, foreign affairs, business and finance, as well as numerous current political and social issues. A brief note on sample size and survey dates is included in each release.
(Annual. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2004.)
Presents data for 2003 and trend data for 1975-2003. SOURCEBOOK tables 2.79-2.81, 2.83-2.89, 3.64-3.76.
This two-volume report presents the results of the 29th national survey of drug use and related attitudes among American high school seniors, the 13th such survey of 8th and 10th grade students, and a followup survey of young adults, including college students. Volume I contains the results from the secondary school samples of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. The results from college students and young adults are reported in Volume II. Two major topics treated in the report are trends in drug use among American high school students since 1975 and prevalence of drug use among American high school seniors. Also reported are data on school grade at first use, intensity of "high" pro-duced by drug use, attitudes and beliefs among seniors about various types of drug use, and their perceptions of certain relevant aspects of the social environment, such as parental disapproval of drug use or availability of drugs. Beginning in 1986, data on prevalence and trends in drug use among young adults who have completed high school also are presented.
(Annual. Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association, 2011. 43 pages, 17 tables, 5 figures.)
Presents data for 2010 and trend data for 1977-2010. SOURCEBOOK tables 3.166.2010, 3.167.2010.
This report presents the results of the annual National Fire Experience Survey conducted from 1977 to 2010 by the National Fire Protection Association. Data are displayed on fire incidence, deaths, injuries, and property loss, by fire type (structural, vehicular, and arson), property use, community size, and geographic region. Also presented are data on the number of fire department responses to fires and other incidents, and a section on the survey methodology.