We are collecting data on several variables that may influence how susceptible a country is to a revolution, whether it is successful, and/or the level of violence.
Revolution - has the leader been overthrown or is there a state of revolution. I gave Libya a "1".
Youth - population aged 15-24 as percent of total population (source: UN, 2006-2008).
Population (millions) - from wikipedia.
Protester Deaths - estimated by me, from Wikipedia timelines (around April 15, 2011).
GDP (per capita) - purchasing parity. From IMF.
Gini Coefficient - a measure of inequality. Larger number means greater inequality.
HDI (Human Development Index) - includes life expectancy, education and GDP (purchasing parity).
Unemployment (%) - unemployment rate (note: countries measure this in different ways)
Youth Unemployment (%) - I couldn't find reliable figures for this. These come from different years and sources.
Leader Age - age of king, sultan, emir, or president. From wikipedia.
Leader Longevity - years in power. From Wikipedia.
# Mobiles - Total number of mobile phones (used to calculate mobiles per capita)
Mobiles per capita - number of mobile phones per capita
Internet % - percent of population with access to the internet
Facebook % 2011 - percent of population on Facebook
Urban % - percent of population living in cities
Press Freedom Index - a measure of press freedom, from Reporters Without Borders. Lower numbers means more freedom.
Corruption Perceptions Index - a measure of corruption. High numbers mean less corruption.
Democracy Index - high number means more democracy.