The least happy group of Americans are aged 86–90 yrs. With 69 percent happiness. The happiest adult Americans are those aged 18–20, with a score of 79 percent.
Nationally, 72 percent of female students graduate from high school, compared with 65 percent of male students.
—Center on Education Policy, March 2011
More than three-quarters of young adults ages 25 to 34 who have moved back home with their families during the Great Recession and the troubled economic years that followed say they're satisfied with their living arrangements and upbeat about their future finances.
—Pew Research, March 2011
Americans are reported to be happiest in early adult hood, but diminishes as Americas age into their 30’s, 40’s and drops into the 50’s. The happiness rate increases among Americans in their 60’s, drops among Americans in their late 70’s and 80’s and then rises again among those older than 90.
Americans have mixed views on the influence of organized religion in the US today. 29% say religion should have more influence29% say religion should have less influence.39% believe organized religion's influence should be kept as it is now.
—Gallup, Feb. 2011
Median approval of U.S. leadership across 136 countries worldwide stood at 46% — “relatively unchanged from the 47% median across 116 countries in 2010. Looking at median approval in these same 116 countries in 2011, the median is slightly lower at 43%, suggesting the U.S. has lost some of its status.”
–Gallup, April 2012
57% of Americans say colleges fail to provide students with good value for money spent.
–Pew Research Center, May 2012
Of the more than 2,000 parents who responded, 99% said they loved their child with Down syndrome. Just 4% said they regretted having their child. Among siblings age 12 and older, only 4% said they’d trade their brother or sister with Down syndrome for another; 88% said they felt they were better people because of their sibling… [of] 284 people with Down syndrome, 99% said they were happy with their lives.
—TIME, Feb. 2012
Parents who anger easily and over-react are more likely to have toddlers who act out and become upset easily.
—Science Daily, Feb. 2012
19 states still allow public schools to paddle. 223,190 American students received corporal punishment in 2006.
—NPR March 2012
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