Brent Logan

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Tag: statistics

  • Poll results: Religion in the US

    Last Month, the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion released American Piety in the 21st Century: New Insights to the Depth and Complexity of Religion in the US, described as “Selected Findings from The Baylor Religion Survey.” It is the most extensive and sensitive study of religion ever conducted, linking up with the pioneering surveys […]

  • The “aging” MySpace user base

    A recent comScore survey claims that the MySpace “user base” is aging, that 55.6% of MySpace users are 35 or older! If so, that would make MySpace one of the grayest corners of the Internet, right behind Canadian pharmacy sites. The survey counted “Total Unique Visitors” during August 2006. In other words, a dad who […]

  • blogan’s 1/2 Birthday

    Blog stats — Six months ago, I published my first blog post. Since then, I’ve published 189 more posts and blogan has more than 225 comments. blogan’s daily traffic has increased from just me to somewhere between 20-30 visitors. Even so, I’m (at best) a D-List blogger. D-List blogger? — What makes one an A-List […]

  • How many is 180,000 dead?

    The United Nations estimates that 180,000 people have lost their lives in Darfur from killings, disease, malnutrition, and lack of shelter. Understanding such a large number can be difficult. Maybe these few illustrations will help. Gather 180,000 dead bodies. Start in New York City and, heading southwest, set them down, head to toe, one after […]

  • Counting BBs

    Suppose you wanted to show how many nuclear bombs the U.S. has. How would you do it so people would understand and be moved to action? Here’s one answer: Ben’s BBs – TrueMajorityACTION Whether or not you agree with the politics, it’s a powerful message. This is the power of the net — the ability […]

  • It’s a Grand Old Party and Can Spend if it Wants To

    “George W. Bush” and “fiscal conservative” in the same sentence? Not likely. The Cato Institute recently published a policy analysis paper comparing the spending proclivities of W’s administration compared with the preceding six presidents. You can get the paper here: The Grand Old Spending Party: How Republicans Became Big Spenders. From the paper’s executive summary: […]

  • The politicization of judicial nomination confirmations, part 2

    In my final comment to my post, The politicization of judicial nomination confirmations, I implied the Republicans started the judicial confirmation battle during Clinton’s presidency. A little analysis shows I was wrong. The chart shows a pattern emerging during Reagan’s second congress and continuing for the second congress of each presidential term following. Where will […]

  • The politicization of judicial nomination confirmations

    Gerry at Daly Thoughts posted an analysis on the percentage of circuit court nominations confirmed by the Senate. A reasonable interpretation on that chart is that, starting with Reagan, the process began to become politicized. The Democrats became even more aggressive at this during George H.W. Bush’s term. The Republicans then upped the ante a […]