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78.8% of students in Sierra Leone in 2011 could walk to a school in 30 minutes or less

78.8% of students in Sierra Leone in 2011 could walk to a school in 30 minutes or less

That number is up from 68 percent in 2005.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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57%: Average decline in uninsurance rates in seven cities in states that expanded Medicaid

57%: Average decline in uninsurance rates in seven cities in states that expanded Medicaid

In seven cities in states that did not expand Medicaid, the average decline was only 30 percent.

Source: 2014, The ACA and America’s Cities: Fewer Uninsured and More Federal Dollars
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2012: 12.1 million kids affected by parental unemployment & underemployment

2012: 12.1 million kids affected by parental unemployment & underemployment

Only 36 percent of kids with unemployed parents live in families receiving unemployment insurance.

Source: 2013, Unemployment from a Child’s Perspective
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64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs     

64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs

After a 10-year civil war, the nation’s people are more confident in government due to decentralization and peaceful elections.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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79% of Sierra Leoneans had access to a water source within 15 minutes in 2011

79% of Sierra Leoneans had access to a water source within 15 minutes in 2011

That’s an 30 percent increase from 2005.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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White-on-black homicide is 10 times as likely as black-on-white homicide to be ruled justified

White-on-black homicide is 10 times as likely as black-on-white homicide to be ruled justified

Homicides with a white perpetrator and a black victim are more likely to be ruled justified than when the races are reversed.

Source: 2013, Race, Justifiable Homicide, and Stand Your Ground Laws: Analysis of FBI Supplementary Homicide Report Data
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