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US / It is more important to maintain spending on Social Security, Medicare and programs to help the poor than to reduce the deficit pool says

Nearly seven-in-ten (69%) say it is more important to maintain current Social Security and Medicare benefits than to reduce the deficit, while 59% prioritize keeping current levels of spending for programs that help the poor and needy over deficit reduction Continue reading

US / Roughly 40 percent of Millennials have tattoos

It used to be the case that employers were apprehensive to hire people with a lot of tattoos but there’s a new statistic that may indicate a shift when it comes to hiring people with ink. Let’s face it, tattoos don’t have the best reputation and there’s a stigma attached to those who have them. … Continue reading

US / The 40 Million Immigrants, Including the 11 Million Unauthorized

The nation’s total immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. Over the last decade, the number of immigrants in the U.S. has steadily grown. Since 2007 alone, the number of immigrants living in … Continue reading

The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being | Pew Social & Demographic Trends

Households headed by older adults have made dramatic gains relative to those headed by younger adults in their economic well-being over the past quarter of a century, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of a wide array of government data. In 2009, households headed by adults ages 65 and older possessed 42% more … Continue reading

Young, Underemployed and Optimistic – Pew Research Center

A plurality of the American public believe that young adults are having the toughest time of any age group in today’s economy — and a lopsided majority says it’s more difficult for today’s young adults than it was for their parents’ generation to pay for college, find a job, buy a home or save for … Continue reading

Is America Overworked?

It’s midnight on a Wednesday and I’m sitting at my keyboard after a 10-hour day trying to finish an article on whether Americans work too much. This is a prank, right? Sadly, it’s more like a typical day for most freelance writers, and we’re becoming part of the norm. With an increasingly competitive job market, … Continue reading

Rising Share of Americans See Conflict Between Rich and Poor | Pew Social & Demographic Trends

The Occupy Wall Street movement no longer occupies Wall Street, but the issue of class conflict has captured a growing share of the national consciousness. A new Pew Research Center survey of 2,048 adults finds that about two-thirds of the public (66%) believes there are “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between the rich and the … Continue reading

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