April 20, 2022

Real America

The words we receive via media, politicians, propagandists and public relations is so overwhelming that we thought it would be useful to provide some actual facts about America, based on information compiled in the last two years.


Black Americans have a median household wealth of $12,780, compared to $139,300 for non-Hispanic white households.


Alternative sex/gender identity doubles in decade

Record-High 70% in U.S. Support Same-Sex Marriage


Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States.


Poll: 66% of southern Republicans, 39% of northeastern Democrats willing to secede

A quarter of Americans oppose a free press


Cops quitting in record numbers

How US police training compares with the rest of the world

More Than Half of Police Killings Are Mislabelled or Not Reported

U.S. Approval of Interracial Marriage at New High of 94%|


55 percent feel like they’ve completely lost their sense of community over the past year


91 Percent of Americans Support Legalized Marijuana


137 million in US live with unhealthy levels of air pollution

U.S. Has Highest Percentage of People Not Worried About Climate Change in Survey of 31 Countries

50% of U.S. Lakes and Rivers Are Too Polluted for Swimming, Fishing, Drinking

Over 4 of 10 Americans breathe polluted air, report says. People of color hit harder


US News - In 1971, 61% of households were considered middle class. That number fell to 50% in 2021. Moreover, the percentage of Americans in the upper-income level increased from 14% to 21% in 2021. At the same time, the share of those in the lower income bracket rose from 25% to 29%.

Wealthiest Americans pay just 3.4% of income in taxes

Unemployment Number Hits 50-Year Low at 1.4 Million

Zillow: Record number of U.S. cities have home listings that top $1 million

Inflation soared 7.9% over last year, biggest spike since 1982

The ratio of CEO-to-worker pay was 21-to-1 in 1965 and 61-to-1 in 1989. Today it's 351-to-1

Nearly half of American workers don’t earn enough to afford a one-bedroom rental

Bankruptcies up 20%

US Suffers Sharpest Rise In Poverty Rate In More Than 50 Years


Wealthiest Americans pay just 3.4% of income in taxes


The CDC has released a study finding that over 45,000 people died because of gun violence in 2020. This is the highest rate of gun death that our nation has ever seen.

2021 saw a record year for guns at TSA checkpoints and 86% of nearly 6,000 were found loaded

55% support new gun laws


Number of states with high obesity rates doubled since 2018 

Number of less-educated white Americans committing suicide has rocketed since 1992 - but rates haven't increased among people with a degree

Nearly One in Five Americans Are in Collections for Medical Debt

1 in 5 Americans have sexually transmitted diseases

States with Republican governors had highest Covid incidence and death rates

You can now get an abortion by mail in 20 states

US Pays 2 to 4 Times More for Prescription Drugs Than Other Nations

US ranks last in healthcare among 11 wealthiest countries despite spending most


Housing Prices Rising Faster Than Any Point Since 2005

Homeless population rises for third year in a row


Immigrants and children of immigrants make up at least 14% of the 117th Congress


As union membership declines, income inequality increases


Latinos a growing force in the housing market

Democrats still hold the lead with latinos

Latinos Cracked 50% Turnout In 2020

36% of latino men voted for Trump


The U.S. has lost roughly 2,400 newspapers in the last 15 years, about a quarter of the totaL


 Americans paying $32 million every hour for wars since 9/11?


The Nuclear Family Is No Longer the Norm

U.S. birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century

S Population Grew Larger, Older, More Diverse in Past Decade


Half of all older adults now die while dealing with dementia

Americans Over 50 Want to 'Age in Place' at Home, But Many Aren't Prepared

 42% of Americans 65 and older do not have broadband


 46% of young have negative view of capitalism

Fewer Young Adults Having Casual Sex

Record 33% Of Young Americans Living With Parents


Younger women now earn at least as much as or more than men in 22 metro areas

American birth rates have dropped in a big way

More Abortion Restrictions Have Been Enacted In The U.S. This Year Than In Any Other

Record-high 47 percent say abortion is morally acceptable

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