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Massachusetts Drivers Among the Most Dangerous in the Nation

Over 37,000 Americans died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016, a 5.6% increase over the previous year — when deaths rose by 8.4%. The last time deaths caused by traffic accidents increased as much was in 1986. According to several official sources, the increase in fatalities can be attributable, at least in part, to more […]

Why Massachusetts is the 2nd Least Religious State

Across America, states and regions differ in terms of their cultures, foods and accents. But one of the biggest distinguishing features is how religion impacts the people of each place. While religion is widespread across the country, the share of adults for whom religion is extremely important to their lives varies greatly between states. In […]

Massachusetts Has the Lowest Divorce Rate in the Country

Marriage is intended to be a lifelong commitment to another person, but the reality is many marriages end in divorce. According to the Census Bureau, 9.7% of males over 15 years old and 8.8% of females over 15 years old are divorced. Myriad issues — including work stress, money troubles, and even personal changes over […]

In Massachusetts, 1 in 3 Millenials Live With Their Parents

The hopes and dreams of young adults in the United States usually involve financial success — and total independence from one’s parents. Achieving these dreams is by no means guaranteed. Young adults in the United States usually rely on varying levels of family support to get by. This ranges from help with the phone bill […]

Massachusetts is the 2nd Least Evangelical State in the Nation

Evangelicals are America’s most powerful religious affiliation. As a group, white evangelicals form one-fifth of all registered voters in the United States and make up one-third of all voters who identify or lean Republican. With such a prominent group influencing U.S. politics and democracy, 24/7 Wall St. found the share of each state’s population who […]

Why Springfield is the Worst City to Live in Massachusetts

Americans take into consideration a number of factors when deciding where to live, including the quality of schools, the strength of the local economy and job market, the area’s safety and culture, as well as its climate. Cities that perform well by these measures are more likely to attract new residents, and those that do […]

Adults in Massachusetts Spend More on Lottery Tickets Than in Any Other State

Lotteries are hugely popular in the United States. In 2015, American adults spent $66.8 billion on lottery tickets, amounting to about $270 per adult. It’s not clear what drives such interest on a national scale — whether it’s because of innate optimism or economic desperation. What is clear is that the odds are against the […]

Boston Among the Best Cities for Women

Gender inequality remains a matter of fact in the United States. Women earn roughly 80 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. Many must overcome various stigma related to parenting responsibilities, gender roles, and their participation in the job market. On the other hand, women are more likely to live longer, and they […]

Average Date Costs $120 in Massachusetts

Whether you’ve been dating for several months, married for years, or are going on a date with someone for the first time, an entertaining and romantic outing can be appreciated by all. And in the midst of trying to impress your sweetheart, it’s wise to be mindful of the cost. The team at 24/7 Wall […]

President and Fellows of Harvard College is the Largest Charity in Massachusetts

Charitable giving by individuals rose to nearly $400 billion in 2016, a record high according to philanthropy research organization Giving USA. Such donations help more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations that operate in the United States. These groups, which are organized for purposes other than generating profit, are often formed with a public benefit or […]

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