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Arab American Studies Research Guide: Statistics


A compilation of statistical resources related to Arab Americans.

Proquest Statistical Insight

ProQuest Statistical Insight. 1973-present. Provides abstracting, indexing, and full text for publications from hundreds of public domain and licensed sources. Institutions can subscribe to the entire collection or to selected modules.

Statistical Reference Works

Arab American Demographics compiled by the Arab American Institute.

Arab Households in the United States: 2006-2010 /American Community Survey May 2013, Maryam Asi and Daniel Beaulieu. U.S. Census Bureau Report Number: ACSBR/10-20  Last Revised: February 17, 2015

The Arab Population 2000  Census 2000 Brief.  December 2003.

Immigrants from the Middle East. Center for Immigration Studies. "Immigrants from the Middle East have come to the United States for at least 100 years. In the late 1800s, Maronite Christians from Lebanon and Armenians and other Christian minorities from the Ottoman Empire began settling in the United States in significant numbers. This report, however, focuses on immigration from the region only in the last 30 years."

Quick Facts About Arab Americans.  Arab American Institute Foundation.

We the People of Arab Ancestry in the United States.  Census 2000 Special Report.  March 2005.

Statistical Handbook on Racial Groups in the United States by Tim B. Heaton, Bruce A. Chadwick, and Cardell K. JacobsonPhoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 2000. 355pp.  Main Library E184.A1 H417 2000  : As the shift in racial and ethnic composition of the United States continues, students, researchers, and others will find it important to understand the differences between--and similarities among--racial groups. This volume compiles a broad range of statistical data on important topics across various racial groups. Gathered from authoritative sources, this information offers statistical comparisons on timely subjects, including: educational goals, attitudes about employment, leisure pursuits, marital happiness, attitudes about contraception, religious beliefs, arrest rates, and political party preferences.

We the People: An Atlas of America's Ethnic Diversity. Maps showing the geographical distribution of 44 ethnic and racial groups in the United States are presented. Maps are also included showing internal migration by ethnic group and refugee settlement, the distribution of ethnic groups in 1920, and the distribution of the North American Indian population. Data are primarily from the 1980 census. Statistical data are also presented in tabular form concerning the population of each U.S. county by ethnic group for 1980. Excellent demographic maps and statistical information.  MSU Map Library (3 West) (Supersize Atlas Case) G1201.E1 A4 1988

For more possibilities, search the MSU Library online catalog , MelCat, or WorldCat with the following subjects:

Arab Americans--Statistics

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