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06/17/2020
Sugar Intake

How much sugar do Americans really consume? The answer may surprise you.

We hope you click with our quick quiz: Which state has the highest population living in a household with a computer? Typ...
06/16/2020

We hope you click with our quick quiz: Which state has the highest population living in a household with a computer? Type your best guess below and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow:

We hope you enjoyed learning about America’s living generations this week. Put your new knowledge to the test with this ...
06/14/2020
How Well Do You Know Each Generation?

We hope you enjoyed learning about America’s living generations this week. Put your new knowledge to the test with this quiz and see how much you really know:

Test your knowledge on the differences among America's generations.

Generation Z has grown up in a digital world. The 67 million Americans who make up Gen Z (those born after 1996) are als...
06/12/2020
Generation Z

Generation Z has grown up in a digital world. The 67 million Americans who make up Gen Z (those born after 1996) are also the most racially diverse generation in American history: 48% of Gen Zers identify as nonwhite.

Sixty-seven million Americans are part of Generation Z. Members of this generation have been raised with a digital connection to society. They are also the most racially and ethnically diverse generation, with 48 percent identifying as nonwhite.

Move over, Baby Boomers: As of 2019, Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, are the largest generation in the country....
06/11/2020
Millennials

Move over, Baby Boomers: As of 2019, Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, are the largest generation in the country. And 35% of the American workforce is made up of Millennials, making them the largest generation in the labor force today.

Seventy-one million Americans are Millennials — and they were projected to surpass Baby Boomers as the largest group in 2019. Millennials are more diverse than older generations, and their influence in society, the workplace, and politics is growing.

The 65 million members of Generation X are in their prime earning years. In fact, Gen Xers (born from 1965-1980) are the...
06/10/2020
Generation X

The 65 million members of Generation X are in their prime earning years. In fact, Gen Xers (born from 1965-1980) are the only generation that has recovered the wealth lost during the Great Recession of 2007-2009.

Sixty-six million Americans are part of Generation X. Often depicted as savvy and entrepreneurial, Gen Xers are in their prime earning years but suffered major setbacks during the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009.

06/09/2020
Boommates

After rising for nearly a decade, the percentage of Baby Boomers who live alone has fallen since 1990. That’s led to a growing trend: Boommates!

The majority of America’s 71.6 million Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are still working. The oldest among them are stayin...
06/09/2020
Baby Boomers

The majority of America’s 71.6 million Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are still working. The oldest among them are staying in the workforce at the highest annual rate for people their age in more than a century.

Seventy-four million Americans are Baby Boomers. Once leaders of the countercultural upheavals of the 1960s, the Baby Boomers are now beginning to retire.

Six distinct generations live side-by-side in our country today, each one representing a unique period in American histo...
06/08/2020

Six distinct generations live side-by-side in our country today, each one representing a unique period in American history. This week, we’ll learn about their perspectives and the trends that both define and influence them.

First up: The Silent Generation, those Americans born between 1928-1945. When asked to name the historic event that occurred in their lifetime that had the greatest impact on our country, here’s how they responded. See how the other generations answered here: https://bit.ly/3dKBuh8

Americans find fulfillment in many facets of life, from family and friends to health and learning. Where do you find mea...
06/07/2020
Finding Fulfillment

Americans find fulfillment in many facets of life, from family and friends to health and learning. Where do you find meaning?

Wondering where Americans find meaning in life? Look close to home.

On the anniversary of D-Day, we salute America’s veterans past and present. In 2018, there were an estimated 17.96 milli...
06/06/2020

On the anniversary of D-Day, we salute America’s veterans past and present. In 2018, there were an estimated 17.96 million living U.S. veterans. 🇺🇸 https://bit.ly/3dy9ayt

What happens when you aren’t feeling well but you still have to go to work? For the 24% of workers who don’t have paid s...
06/04/2020
Who Has Paid Sick Leave in the United States?

What happens when you aren’t feeling well but you still have to go to work? For the 24% of workers who don’t have paid sick leave, illness can force difficult decisions.

Approximately 33.6 million people in the U.S. — 24% of civilian workers — are not guaranteed pay when they have to take time off work due to illness.

Are you looking for love in all the virtual places? With online dating more popular than ever, the median age of people ...
05/31/2020
Finding Love Online Remains (For Now) Largely for the Young

Are you looking for love in all the virtual places? With online dating more popular than ever, the median age of people who met their partners online is 15 years younger than that of couples who first met in real life.

Did you know that the median age of people who met their partners online is 15 years younger than that of couples who met other ways?

People of faith: how have your worship services changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began? https://bit.ly/36yy9yI
05/29/2020

People of faith: how have your worship services changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began? https://bit.ly/36yy9yI

05/28/2020
Happy Graduation Season!

Even with commencement ceremonies postponed or canceled, we still tip our caps to America’s students. 🎓

In honor of national Senior Health Day, tell us what you do to help keep your blood pressure down. 👇 https://bit.ly/3epY...
05/27/2020

In honor of national Senior Health Day, tell us what you do to help keep your blood pressure down. 👇 https://bit.ly/3epYMc1

Today’s quick quiz is a hot one: Which state harvests the most peppers? Type your best guess below and we’ll reveal the ...
05/26/2020

Today’s quick quiz is a hot one: Which state harvests the most peppers? Type your best guess below and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow.

On Memorial Day, we honor those who have sacrificed for our country and salute the estimated 17.96M living American vete...
05/25/2020
6 Facts About America's Veterans

On Memorial Day, we honor those who have sacrificed for our country and salute the estimated 17.96M living American veterans and all those serving at home and abroad. Learn more facts about America’s veterans:

On Veterans Day, we pay our respects to the men and women who have served in the armed forces both at home and abroad. Learn more about who they are.

05/25/2020
Memorial Day 2020

It’s Memorial Day, America. Do you know a servicemember who inspires you? Let us know in the comments.

On this Memorial Day weekend, we honor those who gave their life for our country. Do you admire someone in the military?...
05/24/2020

On this Memorial Day weekend, we honor those who gave their life for our country. Do you admire someone in the military? https://bit.ly/2ATkDdq

As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, we’ll be sharing facts about Americans and the military. 🇺🇸 Do you know a vete...
05/23/2020

As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, we’ll be sharing facts about Americans and the military. 🇺🇸 Do you know a veteran who has been to war? #FactoftheDay https://bit.ly/2WUagP1

05/22/2020
Religious Objects

In tough times like these, many people turn to their faith. And some Americans — 4 in 10, in fact — say they find spiritual energy in physical objects. Let's take a look at how religious items provide meaning in three Americans’ lives. #50Facts

05/21/2020

Have you ever wished you had a GIF that represented a fun fact about your life? Well, we’ve got them to share! Check out our new GIFS by searching “living facts” in your Facebook GIF library and pick facts that relate most to you. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Take a healthy guess about today’s quick quiz: Which state has the most primary care physicians per capita? Type your be...
05/19/2020

Take a healthy guess about today’s quick quiz: Which state has the most primary care physicians per capita? Type your best choice below and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow.

Has a teacher been influential in your life? Let’s take a moment to thank and appreciate teachers for all they do for us...
05/18/2020

Has a teacher been influential in your life? Let’s take a moment to thank and appreciate teachers for all they do for us and for kids today, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 👏 https://bit.ly/2TkSjXQ

A majority of Americans get some of their news from social media — but that doesn’t mean they believe it. But you can be...
05/17/2020
Seeing Is Not Believing

A majority of Americans get some of their news from social media — but that doesn’t mean they believe it. But you can believe us when we say you’ll want to take a closer look at why:

A majority of Americans get some of their news from social media—but that doesn’t mean they believe it.

What happens when you aren’t feeling well but you still have to go to work? For the 24% of workers who don’t have paid s...
05/14/2020
Who Has Paid Sick Leave in the United States?

What happens when you aren’t feeling well but you still have to go to work? For the 24% of workers who don’t have paid sick leave, illness can force difficult decisions.

Approximately 33.6 million people in the U.S. — 24% of civilian workers — are not guaranteed pay when they have to take time off work due to illness.

Take flight with us for today’s quick quiz: Which state has the highest number of active-duty Air Force members? Type yo...
05/13/2020

Take flight with us for today’s quick quiz: Which state has the highest number of active-duty Air Force members? Type your best guess below and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow.

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