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    GENERAL STATISTICS

    Estimated U.S. population in April 2004: 292,931,383
    http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/popclock

    Estimated population of the world in April 2004: 6,357,970,966
    http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

    Gender percentages of U.S. population (2002 U.S. Census Bureau Data Profiles estimate): Female 51.1% (143,491,503); Male 48.8% (137048827)

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    TEN LARGEST AMERICAN CITIES

    2002 population estimate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau:

    1.   New York 8,084,316
    2.   Los Angeles 3,798,981
    3.   Chicago 2,886,251
    4.   Houston 2,009,834
    5.   Philadelphia 1,492,231
    6.   Phoenix 1,371,960
    7.   San Diego 1,259,532
    8.   Dallas 1,211,467
    9.   San Antonio 1,194,222
    10. Detroit 925,051

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    WEBSITES

    Communication

    SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS
    http://www.spj.org


    Political Science

    FEDWORLD
    http://www.fedworld.gov

    FOREIGN GOVERNMENT RESOURCES ON THE WEB
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html

    THE GALLUP ORGANIZATION
    http://www.gallup.com

    LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE
    http://www.law.cornell.edu

    THOMAS: LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
    http://thomas.loc.gov

    UNESCO
    http://portal.unesco.org

    UNITED NATIONS
    http://www.un.org

    WWW VIRTUAL LIBRARY: INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS RESOURCES
    http://www.etown.edu/vl


    Psychology

    AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
    http://www.apa.org

    AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
    http://www.psychologicalscience.org

    INTERNET MENTAL HEALTH
    http://www.mentalhealth.com


    Sociology

    A SOCIOLOGICAL TOUR THROUGH CYBERSPACE
    http://www.trinity.edu/~mkearl/default.asp

    THE SOCIOWEB
    http://www.socioweb.com/~markbl/socioweb

    U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
    http://www.census.gov

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