Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today
Credit availability remains restricted, a challenge from which even the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is not immune.
22.4% of Americans without a high school degree received SNAP or cash aid in 2010
Only 3.2 percent of Americans with bachelor’s degrees received aid in 2010 – still more than double the pre-recession rate.
79% of Sierra Leoneans had access to a water source within 15 minutes in 2011
That’s an 30 percent increase from 2005.
In 2012, 96% of gains in charitable giving were offset by losses in giving
Gains of $769 million from new, current, and previously lapsed donors were nearly canceled out by losses of $735 million.
The federal gas tax has held steady at 18.4 cents since 1995
Though the federal gas tax hasn’t changed, the average state gas tax has ranged from 21 to 29 cents per gallon since 2000.
51% of out-of-school working youth work 40 weeks of the year or more
During working weeks, these youth work an average of 31 hours.