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Facts That Inform and Inspire
Fascinating Fact #13: 42% of Americans live in or near the community where they grew up
Fascinating Fact #14: 585K the approximate number of Americans participating in registered apprenticeship programs in the U.S. in fiscal year 2018
Fascinating Fact #11: 58% of Americans living in rural areas say access to high-speed internet is a problem in their area
Fascinating Fact #12: 46% of U.S. adults say they feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week
Fascinating Fact #9: 32% of women age 65 and up live alone, as of 2014—compared with 38% in 1990
Fascinating Fact #10: About 6 in 10 Americans feel attached to their communities
Fascinating Fact #7: 40 percent of Americans in rural areas say they know all or most of their neighbors
Fascinating Fact #8: 53% of Millennials said in 2016 that they had used a public library in the last year
Fascinating Fact #5: 28 The median age at first marriage for women in 2017, compared with 21 in 1968
Fascinating Fact #6: 24% of American adults met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity in 2017—up from 18% in 2008
Fascinating Fact #3: 69% of Americans mentioned "family" when asked to name what provides them with a sense of meaning in life
Fascinating Fact #4: 24% of Americans earn money through online platforms and apps
Fascinating Fact #1: 7% of fathers are stay at home dads as of 2016—compared to 4% in 1989
Fascinating Fact #2: 86% of women ages 40 to 44 were mothers in 2016, compared with 80% a decade earlier