50 Facts That Show How Far America Has Fallen In This Generation

It almost seems fitting to follow-up the G20 and central banker summit with an article about what has happened to the American Dream, doesn’t it? -LW

By Michael Snyder, on September 18th, 2014

What has happened to America?  Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline.  It is time for all of us to humble ourselves and face the reality of what has happened to our once great nation.  For those of us that love America, it is heartbreaking to watch the foundations of our society rot and decay in thousands of different ways.  The following are 50 facts that show how far America has fallen in this generation, but the truth is that this list could have been far, far longer…

  1. According to a survey that was just conducted, only 36 percent of all Americans can name the three branches of government.
  2. Only 25 percent of all Americans know how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only 20 percent of all Americans know how many U.S. senators there are.
  3. Even if you include same-sex couples in the numbers, the marriage rate in the United States is at a 93 year low.
  4. For the first time ever, single Americans make up more than half the U.S. population.
  5. 31.1 percent of American young adults in the 18 to 34-year-old age bracket are currently living with their parents.
  6. One out of every ten teen girls in America engages in “self-harm”.  Cutting and burning are the most common forms that this “self-harm” takes.
  7. One survey found that 85 percent of all young men in America and almost half of all young women in America watch porn at least once a month.
  8. A different survey discovered that 64 percent of American men of all ages view pornography at least once per month.
  9. The Internet can be used for great good, but it can also be used for great evil.  It is being reported that 83 percent of U.S. boys and 57 percent of U.S. girls have been exposed to group sex while on the Internet.
  10. One survey discovered that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access in the United States visit sex websites while they are at work.
  11. There is an epidemic of porn watching among federal employees.  For example, one Treasury Department worker said that he viewed 13,000 pornographic images within the span of six weeks because he did “not have enough work to do“.
  12. An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to adult websites.
  13. Right now, 30 million Americans are on antidepressants.
  14. Americans account for about five percent of the global population, but we buy more than 50 percent of the pharmaceutical drugs.
  15. Americans consume a whopping 80 percent of all prescription painkillers.
  16. According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.
  17. Approximately 60 million Americans have a problem with alcohol addiction.
  18. Heroin traffic in New York City is at a 20 year high.
  19. Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese.  Mexico is #.
  20. Back in 1962, only 13 percent of all Americans were obese, but it is being projected that 42 percent of all Americans could be obese by the year 2030.
  21. 70 percent of Americans do not “feel engaged or inspired at their jobs”.
  22. 40 percent of all workers in the United States actually make less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968 after you account for inflation.
  23. Small business ownership in the United States is at the lowest level that has ever been recorded.
  24. It is hard to believe, but 56 percent of all Americans now have “subprime credit”.
  25. The United States has the most lawyers per capita in the entire world.
  26. The United States has the highest incarceration rateand the largest total prison population in the entire world by a wide margin.
  27. While Barack Obama has been in the White House, the U.S. national debt has grown by more than 7 trillion dollars.
  28. During the Obama years, sexual assaults in the U.S. military have soared to an all-time high, and most of the assaults have been male on male.
  29. According to one absolutely shocking study, 22 military veterans kill themselves in the United States every single day.
  30. The top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives is Nancy Pelosi.  The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives is John Boehner.  More often than not, they seem to be working together.  Is this really the best that America can do?
  31. There are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year.
  32. At this point, approximately one out of every three children in the United States lives in a home without a father.
  33. 18 percent of all women in the United States say that they have been raped at some point in their lives.
  34. It is estimated that one out of every four girls will be sexually abused before they become adults.
  35. Approximately one-third of the entire population of the United States (110 million people) currently has a sexually transmitted disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  36. Every single year, there are 20 million new STD cases in America.
  37. America has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world.
  38. Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age group account forabout 50 percent of all new STD cases each year.
  39. It costs our nation approximately 16 billion dollars a yearto treat our sexually transmitted diseases.
  40. According to one survey, 24 percent of all U.S. teens that have STDs say that they still have unprotected sex.
  41. In the United States today, more than half of all couples “move in together” before they get married.
  42. For couples that have children that are just “living together”, two-thirds of them split up by the time they have a child turn 10 years of age.
  43. For women under the age of 30 in the United States, more than half of all babies are being born out of wedlock.
  44. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two-thirds of all Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age bracket have engaged in oral sex.
  45. Suicide has now actually surpassed car accidents as the number one cause of “injury death” in the United States.
  46. In a massacre that is almost unspeakable, more than 56 million American babies have been slaughtered in this country since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.
  47. Approximately 47 percent of the women that get an abortion each year in the United States have also had a previous abortion.
  48. The number of American babies killed by abortion each yearis roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in all of the wars that the United States has ever fought combined.
  49. About one-third of all American women will have had an abortion by the age of 45.
  50. The United States has the highest abortion rate in the western world.


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14 thoughts on “50 Facts That Show How Far America Has Fallen In This Generation

  1. Lorae says:

    I agree there is a lot of judgment in this article. There wouldn’t be so many abortions if there was healthy sexuality and access to birth control. Getting pregnant takes two. Many men leave that responsibility to the woman, or certain believe systems negate responsible sexual behavior that includes birth control. The Puritan culture does permeate the USA’s collective consciousness. It was one of repression, shaming, ridden with guilt, inhibition and prohibition. Basically it was an anti- life / anti joy belief system. How much farther away can one get from understanding and connecting to the power, joy and love from Source?
    ps a Fetus in not a baby it is a zygote, a fertilized egg, a potential host for the soul that may or may not choose to enter it. And can any metaphysical person tell me exactly when does the soul enter and connect to the unborn being? I don’t believe that we truly know that.

  2. bumpercrop says:

    The only objection I had to the article was the focus on anti-abortion.
    (who in their right mind would be so hopped up to bring innocents into
    this evil world anyway? especially if they have no way in hell to afford it)
    Other than that, the article listed clear indications based on factual numbers, that we see every day.
    The truth hurts, and I am astounded at how mean so called spiritual people can be and so quick to jump on the bandwagon of criticism over the presentation of facts, that they find disturbing.
    Don’t shoot the messenger. The truth hurts. I would suggest all to do some real investigation on pornography and its negative effects on our culture, also identification of the money behind porn. If you don’t think that relationships between men and women have deteriorated in this country….then you are in denial…..big time.

  3. Distressed says:

    I object this biased and non-referenced article.

  4. jax says:

    Abortion is not an indicator of malaise. I was interested until the author got all moralistic about abortion and ranted 3 times at the end on it. I was right he was a man, and im guessing some form of zealot background.

  5. rise above says:

    Unfortunately in this Earthly plain, we must use judgement, or discernment. To do otherwise, is to fall victim of those less scrupulous, to jump on a bandwagon under the quise, “that everybody does it”, believes it, or supports it. Going along to get along, allowing others to do our own thinking and soul-searching, sacrificing our sense of judgement in order to fit in and be accepted by mass consciousness..
    To judge unfairly, however, can lead to self-righteousness, and unfair condemnation. Wisdom is
    a process of learning what is unfair judgement and yet remaining vigilant.
    Also unfortunately, we in the Earthly plain, must remain vigilant. Wisdom does not seem to have high priority in our society. It all seems to be about the pleasure of right now. There is a price to pay, again unfortunately, for that attitude.And we can clearly see the results in our western societies.

  6. macdonalddon says:

    The ”american dream” never got to the REM stage.

  7. Wanderer says:

    Sorry, but this piece is awash in puritanical judgements. It comes across as a narrow minded, right-wing conservative hand wringing. I agree with some of the entries, but much of it I see as inconsequential and irrelevant to what is really wrong, not just in America but the world. Not everybody subscribes to politics and puritanical views on sex. This one missed the mark horribly, in my humble opinion.

  8. rise above says:

    It is truly sad and disheartening to observe the moral degradation of our societies.. So many look at porn as something benign. The truth is porn degrades what is potentially one of the most loving and intimate experiences that exists in this realm. It is not about judging people who enjoy sexuality, it is about respecting the beauty and honor of sexuality and taking responsibility for one’s actions. Porn presents sexuality in a mechanical manner, debasing both the body and spirit, ultimately leaving people emotionally demoralized. I once read that many of the sex workers were at one time sexually abused themselves. These kinds of experiences and addictions open one’s soul to all manner of archons.
    Is the perceived “pleasure” worth the pain?
    Our schools have been deliberately dumbed down. First critical thinking was eliminated, and now common sense is targeted via “common” core curriculum, another ploy funded by Bill Gates.
    The archons literally feed off the energy created from the negative human responses, created via porn obsession. Who needs to put forth effort in necessary self awareness (which requires humility) and effective communication skills in order to develop and engage in a healthy relationship within a loving partnership, when one can escape through porn and superficial
    sex-buddy relations? All of this nonsense was deliberately induced into our culture.The archons feed off of fear induced emotions created by their false flag events, and ongoing manipulations. I do my part to remain aware of current events, yet not allow myself to be manipulated through fear. Take time to be in nature, commune with Earth,and the essence within, and find that space within that can not be violated.
    Thanks Indigo LW, for your own creative insights and perceptions, and peace, wisdom and love to all who visit this site!

  9. forest says:

    1/3 the land mass left on earth. 1/3 the earth population left.
    anyone not following their soul path moves off earth and into a lower vibration then earth. they are being possced by neg. energies, reptilian and greys. which feed off the humans when they go dark.

  10. Carol Brown says:

    The real issue is the judgment behind it all.

    Sent from my iPad

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