Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
1 in 4 dating teens reports being digitally victimized by a partner
Victims of digital abuse and harassment are more likely to be physically abused, psychologically abused, and sexually coerced.
Only 1% of students who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2004 had accumulated up to $50,000 in debt
By 2008, the number rose to 3 percent; by 2012, it was up to 10 percent.
10%: The share of the federal budget dedicated to spending on children in 2014
The children’s share of the federal budget is projected to drop from 10 percent in 2014 to less than 8 percent in 2025.
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.
$2,700: The global GDP threshold where democracies become more accountable and effective
A higher per capita income could be related to the quality of a governing body and degree of democracy.
76%: The increase in SNAP use between the beginning of the recession in 2007 and 2012
46 million people received SNAP benefits in 2012, making the $72 billion program a key part of the social safety net.