Americans are fascinating. Inspiring. And unique. Join us as we tell the stories behind the trends shaping America today—one fact at a time. Follow along on Twitter or Instagram at #50Facts. 

Rural Broadband - A Digital Divide

See how the Arapaho and Shoshone Indians of Wyoming took matters into their own hands to get connected. 

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Boommates = Boomer Roomates

See how these boommates found each other—and real friendship.

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Fascinating Fact #5: 28 The median age at first marriage for women in 2017, compared with 21 in 1968 

Waiting to Wed

Fascinating Fact #5: 28 The median age at first marriage for women in 2017, compared with 21 in 1968 

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Fascinating Fact #6: 24% of American adults met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity in 2017—up from 18% in 2008

Keep on Moving

Fascinating Fact #6: 24% of American adults met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity in 2017—up from 18% in 2008

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Fascinating Fact #3: 69% of Americans mentioned "family" when asked to name what provides them with a sense of meaning in life

Finding Fulfillment

Fascinating Fact #3: 69% of Americans mentioned "family" when asked to name what provides them with a sense of meaning in life

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Fascinating Fact #4: 24% of Americans earn money through online platforms and apps

Got a Gig?

Fascinating Fact #4: 24% of Americans earn money through online platforms and apps

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Fascinating Fact #1: 7% of fathers are stay at home dads as of 2016—compared to 4% in 1989

More Dads Staying at Home

Fascinating Fact #1: 7% of fathers are stay at home dads as of 2016—compared to 4% in 1989

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Fascinating Fact #2: 7% of U.S. adults are multiracial

Diversity on the Rise

Fascinating Fact #2: 7% of U.S. adults are multiracial

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