Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
20% of public resources are used to fund local services in developing countries like Egypt
Industrialized nations spend 50 percent or more on public services, including infrastructure and access to drinking water.
The annual cost of housing an inmate ranges from $21,006 to $33,930
By contrast, the annual cost of supervision by probation officers in the community is about $3,433 per offender.
2 million certificates and associate’s degrees were awarded in 2010-11
Focusing on the degrees awarded by four-year colleges misses much of what postsecondary institutions offer today.
Women are 32% more likely than men to have 4+ credit cards
Greater holding of store-branded credit cards may help explain the difference.
Black and Hispanic Americans are 2x as likely to have student loan debt as whites
Sixteen percent of whites have student loan debt, as do 34 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Hispanics.