Social Characteristics

There were nearly 3 million registered nurses working in the U.S. in 2020, accounting for 2.1% of all American workers. In addition to the usual demands of their job, many nurses had to care for...
It has been said that demography is destiny. Whatever the truth of that, some countries have dramatically different demographics from others, and one key characteristic is age. With that in mind,...
As COVID-19 spread across the United States, more than 300 million Americans were ordered to remain at home for weeks and even months. The extended period of isolation led many to speculate that the...
The U.S. census has been conducted once every decade since 1790. The first results of the 2020 survey were released in April, and they show that the country’s population grew over the previous 10...
The U.S. census has been conducted once every decade since 1790. The first results of the 2020 survey were released in April, and they show that the country’s population grew over the previous 10...
The rate of spread of COVID-19 has slowed across America. Nevertheless, 567,327 Americans have died as of April 26, accounting for about 18% of the world’s total. Confirmed cases in the U.S. have...
On March 17, a 21 year old white man went on a shooting spree in three Atlanta spas, killing eight. Six of the eight killed are Asian women. While the exact motivation of the killer remain unclear,...
There were 1.2 million violent crimes — murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults — committed in the United States in 2019, according to the most recent available FBI data. The 2019...
There were 16,425 murders in the United States in 2019, according to the FBI’s most recent statistics.  While violent crime decreased 0.5% overall from the year prior across the country —...