Quick, what allotment of the US citizenry is 65 or older? In a contempo Twitter quiz, best bodies couldn’t accurately acknowledgment this or several added basal demographic questions. (The acknowledgment is 15%.)
While his poll is now closed, sociologist Philip N. Cohen aggregate a accessible account of 25 important demographic stats, which are advantageous for appraisal the accurateness and implications of claims like Trump’s “I’ve created over a actor jobs aback I’m president,” or statistics like “37% of US macho prisoners are black.” Cohen break bottomward the citizenry by age, race, education, income, and activity expectancy.
Before you apprehend all the stats, try accoutrement up the numbers with your duke and authoritative a guess. You ability accept some age-old abstracts in your head. For instance, I knew that the US citizenry hit 300 actor a decade ago, but I had no abstraction it’d developed so abundant aback then—to 326 million.
The stats are additionally accessible as a one-page PDF, so you can book it out, band it to the wall, and assignment it into your head. Cohen updates his account every few years, so maybe accomplish a agenda accident to analysis aback in 2019.