Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. With midterm elections getting into high gear, we’re looking at the growing mistrust between voters and what they read online. A recent survey has revealed that Americans estimate that 65 percent of news coverage they see on social
Today we’re looking at an ambitious proposal to break California into three states. Tim Draper, the billionaire behind the 3 Californias plan, believes that it makes sense to break the state up into regions with distinct identities: Northern California, Southern California and California.
Ninety-five percent of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45 percent say they are online “almost constantly.” However, according to a recent survey, Facebook's youngest users (ages 13 to 17) are logging on at a far lower rate than their counterparts in almost every other age group.
Estimates have put his net worth anywhere between $1.2 billion and $10 billion. Even on the low end, Donald Trump is by far the richest president in U.S. history — George Washington is a distant second with a fortune valued at $540 million when adjusted for inflation.
While police use of military equipment has come under public scrutiny in recent years — particularly during the 2014 protests against police brutality in Ferguson, Mo. — the program remains active today.
Right now, there are about 49.8 million people living in the U.S. who were born in other countries — meaning immigrants make up roughly 15% of the population.
Today we’re looking at not-so-friendly neighborhoods. According to a new study, only 31 percent of Americans say they know all or most of their neighbors.
While it may seem like something out of a science fiction film, assistants that use artificial intelligence — like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa — are on track to outnumber humans by 2021.
Today we’re looking at an interesting move made by the Australian government. Starting in July 2019, cash transactions can be no greater than AU$10,000 — which is around US$7,500, depending on the day. The rule is, in part, a step toward a cashless society.
It's been nearly three years since the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges guaranteed the right to marry for same-sex couples in all 50 states.
Today we’re looking at an ambitious plan from the National Institutes for Health that could radically change the way we treat disease. The NIH is calling for 1 million Americans to join the “All of Us” research program and share their health care data and other information for 10 years—or potentially
Today we’re looking at life expectancy in the U.S., which has gone down for the third time in as many years. The Centers for Disease Control says the drop is directly related to the rise in opioid abuse. While the drop from 78.8 years in 2015 to 78.6 years in 2017 may see minor, it shows a startling
Today we're looking at the only thing more annoying than telemarketers: robocalls. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission received a record 4.5 million complaints about unwanted robocalls, the number having steadily increased from 2.2 million complaints in 2013.
Today we’re looking one of the worst feelings there is: loneliness. A new study by health care provider Cigna has found that 43% of Americans report feeling isolated sometimes or all of the time.
Americans produce 25 billion pounds of textile waste each year — the bulk of which is made up of used clothing. About 80 percent of clothes bought this year will end up in landfills or incinerated.
It’s been 71 years since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, but African-American participation in the MLB has sharply declined since its peak in the early ’80s.
Today we're looking at the most elusive denomination in U.S. currency: the $2 bill. While you almost never see them in the wild, the Federal Reserve estimates that $2.4 billion worth of the bills are in circulation.
45 percent of Americans believe that immigrants cause crime rates to rise, but they're wrong. The link between immigration and crime is fake news.
The Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world turn. Today we’re looking at the nuptials of the decade: the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry of the U.K. and American actress Meghan Markle. The couple will wed May 19, and they and their 800 or so invited guests will enjoy