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KNOW THE FACTS. CHANGE THE STORY

When Americans are empowered with the facts, they can understand the nation’s issues and make changes—not just in their own story, but the story of the country. USAFacts believes that reasoned, informed decisions can only happen when all Americans have access to the same nonpartisan facts. By making government data accessible and understandable, USAFacts helps each American be in control of their own story.

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    Dr. Beverly Tambe’s COVID-19 Story

    Dr. Beverly Tambe’s COVID-19 Story

    On September 1, there were 1,074 coronavirus deaths reported in the US, down from a high of 3,153 on April 14. This decline is thanks to medical workers like Beverly, Anna, and Ana, who strive every day to keep patients safe and healthy. See how they’re changing the story of COVID-19 in the US.

    Bob and Ruben’s Voting Story

    Bob and Ruben’s Voting Story

    Only 56% of Americans voted in the 2016 presidential election. Citizens like Bob and Ruben want to see that figure change and are sharing their passion for civic engagement—and talking about the role everyone plays in shaping America's future. See the data and learn how Americans like Bob and Ruben are changing their stories.

    Steve’s Heart Health Story

    Steve’s Heart Health Story

    Nearly 12% of adults in the US—30.25 million people—have heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death in America—especially for former firefighters like Steve. Knowing this, Steve embarked on a healthier life for himself and his family and became a runner in the process. See how he’s using data to change his story.

    The Ellis Family’s Bedtime Reading Story

    The Ellis Family’s Bedtime Reading Story

    The reading proficiency of US fourth graders is just 35%. Fathers like George are changing that by reading to his children every night, encouraging them to ask questions, and to be curious about the world. See how Americans like the Ellises are using data to change their story and the nation’s story.

    Restaurateur Josefina Lopez’s Story

    Restaurateur Josefina Lopez’s Story

    The nation’s unemployment numbers skyrocketed when the pandemic forced thousands of employers to furlough or lay off workers. Restaurateurs like Josefina struggled, but she worked to find ways to adapt, determined to not lay off her employees. Now, her restaurant is also operating as a grocery and providing meals for people in need. See the data on how people like her are changing the story.

    Mona’s Citizenship Story

    Mona’s Citizenship Story

    Mona became a naturalized citizen in 2009, excited to embark on the American Dream for herself and her daughter. The demographics of the US are shifting, with 13.7% of Americans now being foreign-born; in 2018, the most recent year data is available, 761,901 Americans were granted citizenship via naturalization. See how Americans like Mona are using facts to change their story and the nation’s story.

    Brenna and Eric’s Manufacturing Story

    Brenna and Eric’s Manufacturing Story

    Last year, there were 12.84 million manufacturing jobs in the US. Some of those jobs are due to Brenna and Eric, who are bringing Americana back to America by manufacturing jeans in Detroit. See how these entrepreneurs are changing the story of the nation.

    The Foster Family’s STEM Story

    The Foster Family’s STEM Story

    Mark may be a systems engineer, but his daughter Gianna calls him a rocket scientist— and her inspiration. In 2018, 237,874 inspiring women earned degrees in STEM fields nationwide. Americans like Mark and Gianna are using data to change the story, ensuring that there will be even more women in STEM in the years to come.

    The Perng Family’s Story

    The Perng Family’s Story

    Parents like Angie and Caleb love spending time with their family over dinner. But for some American families making the median household income of $68,703, it’s not always easy to feed a family of five. See the data behind household income and more.

    Bambi Emerson’s Opiates Story

    Bambi Emerson’s Opiates Story

    Fifteen percent of Americans fill opioid prescriptions. When Bambi started filling hers too frequently, she knew she had to make a change so she could be there for her daughter. See how people like her are changing the numbers of opiate addiction in the United States.

    Douglas, John, and Mary’s Farming Story

    Douglas, John, and Mary’s Farming Story

    Farmers have long been part of the fabric of this nation, but the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how important they truly are. There are 1.75 million family farms in the US. Farmers like Douglas, John, and Mary love working with their hands, seeing the fruits of their labor, and keeping tradition alive. See the data behind their story.

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