Thanks to all the readers who have sent us suggestions for updating Bush by the Numbers, our look at the 43rd president's impact across American life. We have incorporated some of the best and earliest-submitted ideas below. We will continue to update the chart, so keep your suggestions coming. And don't forget to cite your sources!
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Jan. 19, 2001
Dec. 12, 2008
Source: Yahoo! Finance. Dave Norton and Michael Sheridan suggested comparing market performance.
Adjusted to 2008 dollars. Source: Federal Reserve. Thanks to Philip Cardella and Huffington Post readers.
Percentage of people living in poverty in the U.S.
Source: Census Bureau. Thanks to Philip Cardella and Huffington Post readers.
Percentage of home mortgages in the process of foreclosure
Fiscal years. Source: Environmental Protection Agency 2001 and 2008. Thanks to our reporter Joaquin Sapien for the suggestion.
U.S. military deaths
Iraq & Afghanistan
As of Dec. 12, 2008. Source: Department of Defense. Reader Greg Moreau and Huffington Post readers suggested looking at U.S. military deaths.
U.S. military wounded
Iraq & Afghanistan
As of Dec. 6, 2008. Source: Department of Defense. Reader Greg Moreau suggested a count of the U.S. war wounded.
Iraq war, March 2003 - Dec. 15, 2008. Sources: Beth Arkin and the Army War College, via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Iraq Body Count. Reader Harold Kramer and Huffington Post readers suggested looking at civilian casualties.
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