Save the Statistical Abstract of the United States!
  • Petitioned Robert M. Groves

This petition was delivered to:

Census Bureau Director
Robert M. Groves
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Massachusetts
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Maryland
Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Maryland
Sen. Ben Cardin
Delaware
Sen. Tom Carper
Virginia-10
Rep. Frank Wolf

Save the Statistical Abstract of the United States!

    1. Alesia McManus
    2. Petition by

      Alesia McManus

      Columbia, MD

President Obama's 2012 Budget Request to Congress called for the termination of the Statistical Compendia Branch of the US Census Bureau. This means that the Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878 and an important reference tool for finding and locating statistical information, would no longer exist.   Please let Congress know how important it is to fund access to government collected data through this very useful resource...a favorite of librarians everywhere!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Re-opened the petition

      Alesia McManus
      Petition Organizer

      Please encourage people to sign. There is renewed interest because of a column that appeared in the Washington Post. Funding legislation is in the Senate.

    3. Reached 1 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • John Seater RALEIGH, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      I am a professor of economics, and I do research in economics. I have used the Statistical Abstract in the past as a source of data for my teaching and research, and I expect to want to use it again in the future. I would be very disappointed and also appreciably inconvenienced if the Statistical Abstract were to go out of existence.

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    • Anne Bell CHICAGO, IL
      • about 3 years ago

      The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a wonderful tool used by libraries, businesses, and individuals that shouldn't be sacrificed just to save a tiny amount of money.

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    • Sandra Rizzo MESA, AZ
      • about 3 years ago

      I'm a librarian who uses this information - even if it isn't printed, would appreciate the electronic clearinghouse of data to be saved!

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    • Seneca Johnson CLIFTON PARK, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      thiis a free resource for everyone and eliminating this source will have a detrimental effect across the world

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    • Lara Nosek GLEN BURNIE, MD
      • about 3 years ago

      Effective government is impossible without transparency, and the information presented in the statistical abstract helps to maintain transparency.

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