Policy Point of the Day Archive

April 24, 2018

A recent Youth Truth survey revealed that 1 in 4 students reported being bullied. Of those, 73% of students said they were verbally abused, 53% were socially bullied, 28% were physically abused and 23% reported online harassment.

April 23, 2018

Based on ACS 5-year estimates,1 in 7 Pennsylvanians have a disability. Nationally, PA has the 5th largest disability population with 1.7 million. PA’s total percentage of persons with a disability is 13.7%, slightly higher than the national average of 12.5 %.

April 20, 2018

The IRS estimates that 40% of all tips go unreported.

April 19, 2018

The American Community Survey reveals that the median property value in PA is $170,600 and the homeownership rate is 68.7%.

April 18, 2018

Based on Census data, the median age of an individual in PA is 40.7 years old with 17% of PA population (2.2 million) 65 or over. PA ranks 4th among all states in the percentage of 65 and 85 with only ME, FL and WV ranking higher.