Alexander Kent

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Just 71% of voting-age U.S. citizens are registered to vote, and an even smaller share actually makes it to the voting booth on election day. In the 2012 presidential election, 61.8% of eligible U.S....
The largely unexpected rise in support for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders — who represent two vastly different viewpoints — reflects how...
The largely unexpected rise in support for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders — who represent two vastly different viewpoints — reflects how...
In every state, there are rich and there are poor counties. The poorest county in each state can be much poorer than the state’s median household income, or the difference can be much smaller....
Life expectancy has increased rapidly in modern times, and as health care and technology continue to evolve, lives could get longer still. Babies born in the United States today are expected to live...
Life expectancy has increased rapidly in modern times and, as health care and technology continue to evolve, lives could get longer still. Babies born in the United States today are expected to live...
The distribution of wealth across the globe is anything but even. North America is home to just 4.9% of the world’s population — and 24.7% of its wealth. Meanwhile, the situation is nearly...
Moving within the United States from one city to another is much more common today. No matter the reasons for the move — buying a house, looking for a new job, leaving home for the first time...
About 440,000 people die in the United States each year as a result of a preventable hospital error. Despite the precautions hospitals take to minimize the likelihood of a mistake, many are still...
By the end of 2014, 59.5 million individuals had been displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, violence, conflict, or human rights violations — the most in recent history. More than 14...
The United States added 3.2 million jobs in 2014, a greater addition to the workforce than in 2013, when 2.3 million jobs were added. At the end of last year, there were 139 million U.S. jobs, more...
 The nationwide median household income was $55,132 in June, according to Sentier Research. While incomes have risen slowly over the last several years, few families, and even fewer individuals,...
 Some occupations are better positioned to capitalize on economic, demographic, and workplace trends than others. From 2005 through 2014, for example, employment of service unit operators in natural...