Thread: Post 9-11 stats

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    Question Post 9-11 stats

    Has anyone seen any post 9-11 information on what the attitudes of the country are?

    Specifically looking for things like:

    Increased volunterism-
    Crime rate up or down-
    Blood donations up or down-
    Birth rates-

    or any other items that show the general trend and attituteds of the county?

    Thanks in advance

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    I would imagine your question is about the country...not the county. In any event, here are two articles relating to volunteerism.
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    Post Sept. 11: More Ohio volunteers, church attendance mixed

    (Cleveland-AP) -- High School senior Noelle Spriestersbach
    (SPREE'-sters-back) has never met Kiran Kuma Reddy Gopu (KEER'-ehn
    KOO'-mah REH'-dee GOH'-poo) a 24-year-old software engineer who
    died in the World Trade Center collapse.
    But Spriesterbach, who lives in the western Ohio city of
    Engelwood, says dedicating a volunteer project to a specific
    September eleventh victim has helped her overcome a sense of being
    powerless.
    She learned of the chance through the Points of Light Foundation
    to dedicate a service project to a World Trade Center victim and
    has decided to recruit classmates to help. They're still working
    out the details of the project.
    People across Ohio have seen the terrorist attacks as a call to
    action.
    Joyce Garvey directs a United Way phone help line in Fremont.
    She says they've seen a five to ten percent increase in volunteers
    since the terrorist attacks.


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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Sept. 11 terror attacks briefly united
    a usually apathetic college crowd, but they didn't move Utah's
    young adults to volunteer in their communities or enlist in the
    military.
    Despite passionate letters to The Daily Utah Chronicle at the
    University of Utah calling for increased community volunteerism and
    involvement, the campus' Lowell Bennion Community Service Center
    did not see its ranks change for the 2001-2002 school year.
    "I think there was a lot of reflection and inquiry," said
    Marshall Welch, the center's director. "But I didn't see the kind
    of response I thought there would be."
    University of Utah doctoral student Prashant Tathireddy said he
    wanted to volunteer last fall, but his work got in the way. But he
    says he was proud of his friends who traveled to New York to help
    out, and he donated money.
    "Maybe if I was not a student, I could have helped more than
    what I did," Tathireddy said.
    James Ford says he never seriously considered military service
    before Sept. 11. Afterward, he added the Uniformed Services
    University of the Health Sciences to the list of medical schools to
    which he is applying.
    However, he decided against enlisting in the military.
    "The thought just came into my mind more," Ford said. "I kind
    of knew that I would never do anything, but I just romanticized it
    more."
    Capt. Michael Sampson said Ford's reaction was typical after
    Sept. 11.
    Sampson, associate professor of aerospace studies at Utah State
    University in Logan, hoped the attacks would spur more action and
    less talk.
    "Most of them would ask about it, but it didn't translate into
    them joining," Sampson said.
    Capt. Brent F. Anderson, assistant professor of military science
    at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, didn't notice any change
    in his on-campus recruiting, nor was there a change in the number
    of inquiries about his programs.
    The Peace Corps was one of the few organizations that did see an
    increase in volunteers, but regional spokeswoman Kristi Orr thinks
    that increase came from President Bush's State of the Union speech
    calling for more volunteers than the Sept. 11 attacks. Peace Corps
    numbers also increase in tough economic times.
    "We try to track it informally, but people don't put on the
    front, 'I'm applying because of Sept. 11,"' Orr told The
    Associated Press from Denver.
    In his State of the Union address in January, Bush called for
    each American to donate 4,000 hours to service over a lifetime. He
    instituted the USA Freedom Corps, which emphasizes homeland
    security.
    Nationally, applications for Peace Corps service have jumped
    more than 17 percent since Bush's speech. Utah saw a 21 percent
    increase, Orr said.
    In The Daily Utah Chronicle a few days after the attacks,
    student Adam Blake's letter to the editor said, "Whatever the
    future holds for us, I for one am willing to do my part to preserve
    what this nation means to me. To do any less would be to discount
    the sacrifice of those who have gone before, of those who died
    Tuesday (Sept. 11)."
    Blake spent two years as an Air Force ROTC student, but did not
    join the Air Force at the end of those two years, instead opting to
    continue his physics studies. Blake said his letter referred to all
    service, though, not just military.
    "I don't think I would say anything different in the letter,"
    Blake said. "Should the call to serve come, I would be willing."

    (Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press


    I would think there are studies being done...and that they would be published during September observances.
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