Social Characteristics

In late January, the U.S announced it would continue to supply Ukraine with more heavy weapons, this time a number of M1 Abrams tanks, one of the most advanced weapons of its kind. This comes as the...
Having a baby is expensive. Long before the delivery itself, there are doctor visits, tests, scans, and more. After the delivery, a pediatrician needs to examine the newborn and follow its...
The United States has one of the worst child poverty rates among wealthy, developed countries – and nearly 12.6 million children and youth under age 18 live in households with poverty level...
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, a holiday meant to honor the life of one of, if not the most important figures in the fight for racial equality in this country. Systemic...
Police departments are designed to serve and protect society. Despite calls to defund the police, they remain an essential part of most communities, fighting crime and keeping residents safe. On...
When it comes to personal finance, what it means to be “rich” is relative. Ask the 73.3 million minimum wage workers in the U.S. the income level they consider rich, and then pose the same...
Arguably the most iconic fast food item of all time, McDonald’s has had the Big Mac  on its menu since 1968. During the commercials of the 1970s, company marketing recited the burger’s...
The consumer price index has climbed steadily nearly every month for the last two and a half years, hitting a multi-decade high of 9.1% in June 2022. Though inflation has since cooled, dropping to...
The U.S. birth rate rose slightly between 2020 and 2021, the first increase in the number of births since 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The nearly 3.7 million...
U.S. consumers added $87.3 billion onto their credit card debt last year, more than wiping out the gains made in the previous year, according to the online personal finance information provider...
The share of Americans living below the poverty line fell each year from 2012 to 2019 – declining from 15.9% to 12.3% over the eight-year period. Though disruptions relating to the COVID-19...
The number of Americans relying on government assistance for basic needs has been on the rise. According to the latest Census data, 12.4% of American households, nearly 16 million in all, received...
The United States ranks firmly among the wealthiest countries in the world. Still, not all Americans share in the country’s prosperity. Compared to other wealthy nations, the U.S. has a high degree...
Results from the 2020 census reveal some notable changes to the U.S. population over the last decade. The U.S. population grew by about 7% from 2010 to 2020. Over the same period, major cities such...
Results from the 2020 census reveal some notable changes to the U.S. population over the last decade.  The U.S. population grew by about 7% from 2010 to 2020, or by about 20 million people. Over the...