7 Figures: Income and poverty in the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest report on income and poverty in the United States today. Here are seven figures from the report you should know about: 1. Real median household income increased 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016—from $ 57,230 to $59,039. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Restrictions on religion around the globe

Anew study by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation reports on the extent to which governments and societies around the world impinge on religious beliefs and practices. Here are seven figures you should know from the latest study on trends in religious hostilities: 1.  Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Marriage, Family, and Economics in America

The 2016 American Family Survey was designed to understand the “lived experiences of Americans in their relationships and families” and provide “context for understanding Americans’ life choices, economic experiences, attitudes about their own relationships, and evaluations of the relationships they see around them.” Here are seven figures you should know from this recently released survey: 1. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: How young Americans view socialism, communism, and capitalism

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation recently released its annual report on U.S. attitudes towards socialism. Here are seven figures you should know from the survey: 1. The percentage of millenials who are unfamiliar with: Mao Zedong (42 percent), Che Guevara (40 percent), Vladimir Lenin (33 percent), Karl Marx (32 percent), Vladimir Putin (18 percent), Joseph Stalin (18 percent). Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Income and poverty in the U.S.

Yesterday the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest report on income and poverty in the United States. Here are seven figures from the report you should know about: 1. Real median household income increased 5.2 percent between 2014 and 2015—from $53,700 to $56,500. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: The 2016 poverty survey

The American Enterprise Institute and the Los Angeles Times have joined together to release a new survey of attitudes toward the poor, poverty, and welfare in the United States. Here are seven figures from the report you should know about: 1. Continue Reading...