Action: 35. Time: 15 minutes. Level of difficulty: Moderate.
This week, we’re outsourcing some of our work and giving it to you. We want you to use our Tax Tool to calculate how many vaccines, bed nets or HIV treatments that your state provides. We’ll use this information at the end of the week for a ONE Blog piece on how different states in the country stack up in the fight against global poverty.
But obviously, there are a lot of numbers to calculate — so we thought we’d ask you to do some of the research. As an added bonus, we’re giving away a ONE gift pack to one random participant on Friday, March 30. For every extra state you do, you double, triple, quadruple, etc., your chances of winning the prize pack. So pick a state (or two) and get started:
1. Go to the US Census Bureau’s Quick Facts page to find your state. Scroll down to get the Median Household Income (2006-2010) level for your state.
2. Take that number and plug it into our Tax Tool: Take note of the number of vaccines, bed nets or days of HIV treatment that it provides.
3. Multiply those numbers by the number of households in your state, (2006-2010). You can find that number in on the same Census page from the link above.
4. Share the resulting figures with us in the comments section below. Don’t forget to mention which state you’re looking up. Feel free to share that number with your friends on Twitter & Facebook.
Check back to the ONE Blog on Friday, March 30 with a blog post using all your research. Thank you for your help!