First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes
College graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s or higher degree.
Americans See Broad Responsibilities for Government; Little Change Since 2019
The share of adults who are “basically content” with the federal government has risen to the highest point since 2004, driven by Democrats.
The pace of Boomer retirements has accelerated in the past year
In the third quarter of 2020, about 28.6 million Baby Boomers reported that they were out of the labor force due to retirement.
More Americans oppose than favor the government providing a universal basic income for all adult citizens
The idea of the government providing a universal basic income draws broad opposition from Republicans but is generally supported by Democrats.
People financially affected by COVID-19 outbreak are experiencing more psychological distress than others
Nearly one-in-five U.S. adults say they have had a physical reaction at least some or a little of the time when thinking about the outbreak.
More than half of U.S. households have some investment in the stock market
A majority of U.S. households have some level of investment in the stock market, mostly in the form of retirement accounts such as 401(k)s.
6 facts about economic inequality in the U.S.
Over the past 50 years, the highest-earning 20% of U.S. households have steadily brought in a larger share of the country’s total income.
U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy
A majority of U.S. adults say they are taking at least some specific action in their daily lives to protect the environment, though Democrats and Republicans remain at ideological odds over the causes of climate change and the effects of policies to address it.
5 facts about student loans
About one-third of adults under age 30 have student loan debt. In 2016, the amount students owed varied widely, especially by degree attained.
Americans 60 and older are spending more time in front of their screens than a decade ago
Those 60 and older now spend more than half of their daily leisure time, four hours and 16 minutes, in front of screens.
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