Life in America
Nearly 15 percent of U.S. households were “food insecure” in 2011 – hungry, or uncertain about their food supply.
While Americans toss tons of good food into the trash, there are hungry households that don’t get enough.
Background checks on gun purchasers find only a tiny fraction with enough of a mental illness record to deny the sale.
10 percent of U.S. public school students struggle with the English language, while just 1 percent of its teachers are qualified to instruct them.
Three million illegal immigrants joined the U.S. population over the past decade. Their total ranks reached 11.5 million in 2011.
Same-sex partners make up less than 1 percent of U.S. households, but the laws surrounding those partnerships have changed significantly in the past six months.
More Asians than Hispanics now immigrate to the U.S. And they’re highly educated, filling key science roles.
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