A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. 

Politicians who abuse power less liked than those caught in an affair, Quinnipiac
Nearly half of NYC voters approve of job Mayor de Blasio is doing, topline, Siena
Majority in California approve of Obama’s job performance, The Field Poll
How women voted, from 1976 to 2012, PBS NewsHour
40 states improve election performance in 2012interactives, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Interactive: A decade of campaign ads, Kantar Media Intelligence/CMAG

Men lost jobs at higher rate in Great Recession than women did, BLS
Interactive: How does your county stack up on various tax indicators? Brookings
How the 50 states rank in terms of paycheck equality by gender, Forbes
Half of new U.S. power-generation capacity in 2013 came from natural gas, EIA
At least 61 of 100 largest metros still below pre-recession job levels in 2013, Brookings
Credit-card and other revolving debt fell annualized 3.4% in February, WSJ

Health & Society
Share of stay-at-home moms on rise again, Pew Research Center
94% of Americans say having a college degree is very important, Gallup
Residents of Olympia, Washington, have easiest access to produce, Gallup
More younger teachers staying in the profession, The Wall Street Journal
Fewer adults are smoking cigarettes, more meeting physical activity ‘targets,’ HHS
Students don’t always get high ROI at for-profit colleges, National Journal
Nearly 4 million seriously mentally ill still without insurance, The Pew Charitable Trusts
On Equal Pay Day, gender gap in White House staff’s wages scrutinized, NYT
1.1 million Americans living with HIV, 16% of them unknowingly, KFF
America’s biggest cities lose people to smaller urban areas, Bloomberg

East Asian economies expected to grow at stable pace in 2014, World Bank
Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies continue to rise, World Bank
Leading indicators point to weakening growth in emerging economies, OECD
Rich nations bolster global growth, IMF says, New York Times
Most of world’s estimated 570 million farms are small, family farms, FAO
Aid to developing countries rose 6.1% in 2013, reaches all-time high, OECD

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George Gao  is a former associate digital producer at Pew Research Center.