U.S. Census Bureau
- The official poverty rate in 2015 was 13.5 percent, down 1.2 percentage points from 14.8 percent in 2014.
- In 2015, there were 43.1 million people in poverty, 3.5 million less than in 2014.
- The 2015 poverty rate was 1.0 percentage point higher than in 2007, the year before the most recent recession.
- For most demographic groups, 2015 poverty rates and estimates of the number of people in poverty decreased from 2014.
- Between 2014 and 2015, poverty rates decreased for all three major age groups. The poverty rate for children under age 18 dropped 1.4 percentage points, from 21.1 percent to 19.7 percent. Rates for people aged 18 to 64 dropped 1.1 percentage points, from 13.5 percent to 12.4 percent. Poverty rates for people aged 65 and older decreased 1.1 percentage points, from 10.0 percent to 8.8 percent
According to the APPA (American Pet Products Association), Americans spent a total of $23.04 billion on pet food, $14.39 billion on supplies/OTC medicine, $15.73 billion on vet care, $2.19 billion on live animal purchases and $5.24 billion on pet services like grooming and boarding. Total of 60.59 billion dollars for pets.
National Philanthropic Trust
Americans gave $373.25 billion in 2015. This reflects a 4.1% increase from 2014
In 2015, the majority of charitable dollars went to religion (32%) Total 138.82 billion, education (15%), human services (12%), grantmaking foundations (11%), and health (8%).
The NPD Group, Inc. (NPD; formerly National Purchase Diary)
Research Shows $15.39 Billion Spent On Video Game Content In The US In 2013, A 1 Percent Increase Over 2012.