How long does it take you to answer questions on this blog vs. the answer book?
Funny you should ask. With the support of a small grant, one so insignificant, in fact, that it could be considered fictional, I’ve recently contracted with an outside entity – the Center for Regional Analytics and Performance – to [...]
Are there circulation numbers (volume) available for Perkins and/or the other Duke libraries? I’m curious to see how many books are checked out each year. [3345B]
To give you a ballpark idea, here are numbers, excluding reserves, for 2004-2005 (Initial Loans / Totals) for all Duke Libraries: 390,086 / 534,244 ; Perkins System + Divinity: [...]
What percentage of gun sales in America are made by unlicensed gun dealers?
In other words, what portion of guns bought every year don’t actually involve background checks?
ANSWER PERSON RESPONDS: According to a May 1997 National Institute of Justice fact sheet entitled “Guns in America: National Survey on Private Ownership and Use of Firearms” [...]
What is the second richest country in the world that does not have universal health care?
ANSWER PERSON RESPONDS: This isn’t straightforward. The exact coverage of “universal” health care does vary by country, although it’s agreed upon that the USA doesn’t have it. Usually it’s equated with some sort of single-payer system managed by the [...]
Which cities have the most Chinese people, outside of China? Got any numbers/estimates?
ANSWER PERSON RESPONDS: Wikipedia’s article on Overseas Chinese has a population chart by country, not by city. Singapore is sort of both, and they list 3.4 million, which might be the most. Since some of the other southeast Asian nations [...]
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