Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
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.
2012: 12.1 million kids affected by parental unemployment & underemployment
Only 36 percent of kids with unemployed parents live in families receiving unemployment insurance.
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.
79% of Sierra Leoneans had access to a water source within 15 minutes in 2011
That’s an 30 percent increase from 2005.
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.