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US Culture

Education & Health care

Language & Religion

The Arts

Family Life

by, Sarah, Lindsey, Logan, Spencer, Natalie

  1. English is the main language in the United States.

  2. The growing Latino population has made Spanish the second most commonly spoken language.

  3. Most people who are members of an organized religion are Christians.

  4. The literacy rate is 97%

  5. 42% of adults in the US have switched religions.

  6. Spanish is the 2nd most commonly spoken language in the US with Chinese coming in 3rd, French coming in 4th, and Tagalog coming in 5th.

  7. Over 300 languages are spoken in the US.

  8. Most of the French speaking states are in the North East region.

  9. German-Americans are America's largest single ethnic group (if you divide Hispanics into Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, etc)

Language & Religion

  • The literacy rate is 97%

  • 48 million people are without health care.

  • Attending school is required until the age of 16.

  • Many people in the US enjoy a high standard of living.

  • There are 129,315 schools in the US

  • There are 98,454 public schools and 30,861private schools

  • 81% percent of students graduate high school

  • 65% percent of students who graduate high school end up go to college

  • The average monthly payment for health care is $583 for a couple of the age 65



Education & Health Care

  • The arts go back to the first american colonies such as jazz, integrated art, music, and storytelling.

  • U.S. culture is influence in stronger areas of popular entertainment like Hollywood and Broadway.

  • In the mid 1800’s, people in the U.S. were able to create art forms that reflected their lives and cultures.

  • The arts were mostly dominated by European traditions after their settlement.

  • Writers would write about their life and culture in different parts of the country.

  • The United States took hold in television broadcast in the 1950’s.

  • It’s widely known as the leader in media production like movies and televisions.

The Arts

  • Since we are one of the wealthiest countries in the world, we enjoy a higher standard of living.

  • Since the U.S. has a very large agricultural surplus, foods are relatively inexpensive.

  • In 2004, 60 percent of households only had about one or two people compared with 46 percent in 1970.

  • Married couple families make up about 50 percent of all households in the US, with 44 percent of these families having children under the age of 18.

  • Today, an American women on average is expected to have 1.9 children

  • Nearly half (44%) of young people ages 18 to 29 have step siblings.

  • Fewer than half (46%) of U.S. kids younger than 18 years of age are living in a home with two married heterosexual parents in their first marriage.

Family Life