Americans say New Year’s Resolutions will be harder to keep in 2022 | The Numbers Racket

BY: - January 3, 2022

Fifty-nine percent of Americans think New Year’s resolutions will be harder to keep in 2022 than 2021, according to a new study.

The top spirits in Pa. as told by Pa.’s state store sales | The Numbers Racket

BY: - December 27, 2021

If purchases are any indicator, unflavored vodka and bourbon are far and away Pennsylvania’s top choices for spirits, with the next closest competing beverage more than $112,000 behind in dollar-for-dollar sales.

Pa.: The Tree Farm State | The Numbers Racket

BY: - December 20, 2021

In 2017, the most recent year for which data were available, there were 15,008 tree farms in the United States, occupying more than 295,000 acres of land for production, according to data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. 

Food Insecurity in Pa. and beyond | The Numbers Racket

BY: - December 13, 2021

In 2019, 1,353,730 Pennsylvanians - 10.6 percent - were food insecure.

Household growth slows to record low | The Numbers Racket

BY: - December 6, 2021

The report noted that household growth declined 36 percentage points from 45 percent growth in 1860, when record keeping on growth first began, to 9 percent in 2020. 

Historic holiday sales expected in 2021 | The Numbers Racket

BY: - November 29, 2021

Sales for the 2021 holiday season are expected to increase by more than $66 billion over 2020 numbers, setting a new record, according to the National Retail Federation, a Washington D.C.-based retail trade association.  The trade association says it’s expecting an increase of  8.5 percent to 10.5 percent, which amounts to a jump of $843.4 […]

Thanksgiving 2021: By the numbers | The Numbers Racket

BY: - November 22, 2021

While preparations for Thanksgiving dinners across the country get underway, here are some Thanksgiving-related facts to chew on. 

It’s America Recycles Day in Pa. Here’s how you do it, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket

BY: - November 15, 2021

As of 2018, America generated 292.4 million tons of municipal solid waste -- or 4.9 pounds per person per day

Veterans Day 2021, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket

BY: - November 11, 2021

Data from the 2019 American Community Survey, conducted by the United States Census Bureau tells us that there were 18.2 million military veterans in the United States between 2015-2019. But what else does the data show?

Fall Back: It’s curtains for Daylight Saving Time | The Numbers Racket

BY: - November 8, 2021

Spring forward, fall back, the old adage reminds us. Daylight Saving Time is upon us again. 

The partisan divide over voting rights, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket

BY: - November 1, 2021

While more than half (57 percent) of Americans said voting was “a fundamental right for every adult U.S. citizen and should not be restricted in any way,” 42 percent said “voting is a privilege that comes with responsibilities and can be limited if adult U.S. citizens don’t meet some requirements.”


Report finds nearly half of Americans get their news from social media | The Numbers Racket

BY: - October 25, 2021

The majority (60 percent) of white adults said they regularly received their news from Facebook, compared with Black and Hispanic adults, who said they regularly (21 percent and 37 percent respectively) got their news from Snapchat.