Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
43% of LGB teens in relationships have experienced physical violence from a partner
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens in relationships experience abuse significantly more frequently than heterosexual teen couples.
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.
658: The 10th percentile of FICO scores as of March 2014
Before the crisis, the threshold—the lower bound of creditworthiness needed to qualify for a mortgage—held steady in the low 600s.
3 percentage points: The amount the tax code cut poverty in 2012 through refundable credits
Spending through the tax code resulted in nearly twice the poverty reduction as SNAP and TANF spending.
15% of Americans were living in poverty in 2012, the highest rate in 50 years
The poverty rate was roughly as high as it has been in any year since 1965, but it lower than one might expect post-recession.
Only 43% of donors who gave to nonprofits in 2009 gave to the same organizations in 2010
Donor retention is key; prospecting for new donors is expensive, and communicating with existing donors is usually much cheaper.