The Majority of Americans Do Not Have a College Degree

62%. That’s the number of American’s with no college degree. If you don’t count Associates degrees, the number rises to a sizeable 66.9%.

Less Than Half of Young Americans Say They Are “A Religious Person”

Less than half of today’s young Americans say they are “a religious person.” That’s according to the 2014 Gallup International End of Year Survey. For people under the age of 35, the idea of religion or at least the label seems to be less important now than for the older population.

Possible reasons? It could be that higher levels of internet exploration during formative years are leading young people to question the beliefs of their elders. It could also be that young people are leaving behind perceived negativity with the word “religious”, preferring to be labeled with words like “spiritual” instead.

Why Americans Don’t Recycle

Recycling is done by just half of Americans daily, and 13 percent don’t recycle at all. Even though they understand the benefits to our environment and economy, their ineptitude of what can and can’t be recycled, doubled with their finding the process inconvenient and time-consuming, is becoming a major hinderance to recycling efforts all across the United States.

America’s Surprising Knowledge of Geography

In an attempt to show how woeful the average Americans knowledge of world geography is, brilliant comic Randall Munroe of xkcd.com randomly selected some Americans to interview as they walking home one night. When he asked them to fill him in on their understanding of the world, the results were surprising.