Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
A combination of policies would reduce New York City’s poverty rate by nearly 69%
Promising policies include transitional jobs, earnings supplements, a higher minimum wage, increased SNAP benefits, and more.
25.4% of American adults volunteered with a nonprofit organization in 2013
That year, volunteers contributed 8.1 billion hours—worth an estimated $163 billion.
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.
$53,850: The average total debt among Americans with a credit file in 2013
That number was substantially higher for people with a mortgage ($209,768) than people without a mortgage ($11,592).
About 77 million Americans have a report of debt in collections
More than a third of adults with a credit file have a debt in collections and owe, on average, $5,178.
In DC, blacks and Latinos account for 95% of pediatric emergency room visits for asthma
Like elsewhere, low-income children with asthma in DC face challenges accessing ongoing care.