Monday, February 14, 2022

One Thing Uniting Red and Blue America is Falling Birth Rates

Since the start of the Great Recession in 2008, the US birth rate has fallen from about 68 per 1,000 women to 54, a decline of 21%. As the graph above shows, the biggest decline was among Hispanic women, who are becoming more and more like black women, who in turn are becoming more and more like white women.

The decline has taken place in every state; in every religious, ethnic, and political group; in rural areas, suburbs, and cities. And while the overall birth has declined in all those groups, the birth rate for women over 30 has risen in all of them.

When it comes to what people believe; Americans seem to be radically divided against each other. But in terms of how we live, we are more and more the same.

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