Facts & Trends

Percentage of Earnings In The U.S.

The top 20 percent of taxpayers—those earning $134,300 or more—account for about 84 percent of all federal income tax revenue.  When you include all federal taxes, including those on Social Security and Medicare, the top quintile's share drops to 67 ...
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Rich America

The 400 richest Americans have as much wealth as all 41 million African Americans ...
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Bad News Bears

A family of Norwegian bears broke into a holiday cabin and threw an epic, alcohol-fueled party.  The cabin's owner, Even Nilsen, returned to the cabin to find that the bears had eaten all the food and bitten into more than ...
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Left On A Plane

A survey of 700 flight attendants revealed that among the items air passengers have left on planes are a live parrot, a box of dried fish, a toupee, hand-cuffs, and a glass eye ...
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How We Police

Number of U.S. States that allow the death penalty:  31 Proportion of U.S. police departments that are using body cameras: 1 in 3 ...
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What Is Executive Brain Function?

Like many brain deficits, ADHD affects frontal lobe executive functioning, which coordinates everything we do by processing and organizing information ...
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Permanent Job

75% - Percentage of workers worldwide who do not have a permanent job, according to the International Labor Organization. Global unemployment reached an estimated 201 million in 2014; most people work without a contract or are self-employed ...
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Cost of Tobacco

$15.6 BILLION - The amount of money Quebec Justice Brian Riordan ruled three tobacco companies must pay to more than 1 million smokers in Quebec who have become ill from tobacco use or say they can’t quit smoking.  The companies said ...
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China: Destination For Immigrants

China has surpassed Mexico as the largest source of new U.S. immigrants.  China was the country of origin for 147,000 immigrants in 2013, compared with Mexico at 125,000, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau study ...
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When Money Hurts

In just one year, 28,745 Americans injure themselves with paper money and coins ...
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