Migration in America

Migration in America

Forbes magazine recently updated its excellent American Migration interactive map, which uses data from the Internal Revenue Service Tax Stats to illustrate that approximately 37.5 million Americans move homes every year.

Geographic mobility is one of the main challenges election officials face when trying to maintain the most up to date and accurate voter registration lists possible. Having the most current information about how many people are living in the jurisdiction and their demographic characteristics helps election officials better allocate resources during an election season.

The Forbes map, which details how many people are migrating into and out of every county in the nation, where they are moving to, and their per-capita income, offers a unique picture of this constant mobility.

The front facade of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC.
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Agenda for America

A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.

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States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.