In more than four decades, only seven countries have imposed the kind of limits on people's access to their bank accounts that Greeks have been under since June 28.
In a trend that is both a consequence of and contributor to its financial woes, the island’s population is declining at a clip not seen in more than 60 years.
As of last summer, 364 counties, independent cities and other county-level equivalents (11.6% of the total) did not have non-Hispanic white majorities – the most in modern history.
The share of teens working summer jobs has dwindled, from well over half as recently as the 1980s to less than a third last year.
Asians, especially Chinese, are responsible for most of the sharp increase in foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities. Foreign students are more likely to study science, engineering and math than U.S. students as a whole, especially at the post-baccalaureate level.
Despite some reforms, the island country's economy remains dominated by the government and state-owned enterprises.
Though crude oil continues to be the nation's single biggest import, energy exports have risen sharply. Exports of some metals and agricultural products also have grown rapidly.
More than half (50.9%) of the nation's nearly 8 million unemployed for April are ages 16 to 34 – even though that group makes up just over a third of the civilian labor force.
The American public's generally favorable view of labor unions hasn't stopped, or even slowed, union membership's long decline.
By several measures, conservative Republicans – and conservatives more generally – are more politically active than most other segments of the population.