“10,000 Baby Boomers a day will turn 65 – every single day between now and the year 2030.”

— Paul Taylor, author, The Next America

67 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, Major League Baseball looks very different. 
According to the 2012 drug use survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 24 million Americans (9.2% of the general public aged 12 or older) reported using an illicit drug in the past month. This is up from 8.3% 10 years earlier.

According to the 2012 drug use survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 24 million Americans (9.2% of the general public aged 12 or older) reported using an illicit drug in the past month. This is up from 8.3% 10 years earlier.

As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”
See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here. 

As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”

See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here

"18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013.
21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey."

More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach | Pew Research Center (via onaissues)

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"We tested 13 government agencies in a survey last fall, and the IRS ranked at the bottom of the list with 51% expressing an unfavorable view of it while 44% regarded it positively. It was the only one of the agencies where a majority did not have a favorable view."

For April 15: Five Facts about Americans, Taxes and the IRS

Americans are not particularly warm and fuzzy towards the IRS. 

How do people around the world view extramarital affairs, gambling, homosexuality, having an abortion, sex between unmarried adults, drinking alcohol, getting a divorce and using contraceptives? Our new Global Morality Interactive has the data.

"The most significant impacts of the Internet on people’s lives by 2025 will involve augmented reality applications. Augmented reality tools such as AR mobile browsers (like Layar) or wearables (like Google Glass) will become affordable and widespread, and we will grow accustomed to seeing the world through multiple data layers. This will change a lot of social practices, such as dating, job interviewing and professional networking, and gaming, as well as policing and espionage."

Daren C. Brabham, assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California, on what digital life will be like in 2025.

Today, Google Glass is being made available to the public.

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As news of large-scale data breaches and vulnerabilities grows, findings from the Pew Research Center suggest that growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.

As news of large-scale data breaches and vulnerabilities grows, findings from the Pew Research Center suggest that growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.

Later this month, a company called SpaceX is scheduled to launch its Falcon 9 rocket on a routine supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). But if all goes as planned, this mission could herald the beginning of something decidedly not routine: the use of private, reusable rockets to service America’s space program.
 2011 Pew Research Center poll found that nearly six-in-ten Americans say it is essential for the United States to continue to be a world leader in space exploration.

Later this month, a company called SpaceX is scheduled to launch its Falcon 9 rocket on a routine supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). But if all goes as planned, this mission could herald the beginning of something decidedly not routine: the use of private, reusable rockets to service America’s space program.

 2011 Pew Research Center poll found that nearly six-in-ten Americans say it is essential for the United States to continue to be a world leader in space exploration.

A third (34%) of Americans liked or loved doing their taxes, according to the survey we conducted at this time last year.

A third (34%) of Americans liked or loved doing their taxes, according to the survey we conducted at this time last year.

U.S. workforce more concentrated in large — and largely low-paid — occupations