Prison Planet.com » 8 Shocking Demographic Trends Which Will Greatly Shape America’s Future

Michael Snyder
The American Dream
November 27, 2018

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We are witnessing a fundamental transformation of America.  Some welcome the changes that are happening, while others are greatly resisting them. 

But one thing is very clear – the United States is a very different place than it was 40 or 50 years ago.  Our population is aging, lifestyle patterns are dramatically shifting, and young adults view the world very differently than Baby Boomers do.  The changes that we are watching happen are going to take our society in new directions, and already the pace of change is accelerating at a pace that is absolutely breathtaking.  The following are 8 shocking demographic trends which will greatly shape America’s future…

#1 Like Japan and many countries in Europe, the population of the United States is rapidly aging.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, children will soon be outnumbered by those that are 65 and older, and that will be the first time that this has ever happened in all of U.S. history

Adults 65 and older will soon outnumber children for the first time in America’s history, it has been revealed.

The US Census Bureau released new projections this year that showed the country’s changing – and aging – demographics.

By 2030 all baby boomers will be older than age 65 and one in every five Americans will be retirement age.

Without a doubt, it is a good thing that people are living longer, but we are facing a Social Security crisis of unprecedented size and scope in future years.  Nobody has any idea how we are going to keep the financial promises that we have made to our seniors, and neither political party has put forth a realistic plan to fix the system.

#2 The American family is changing.  50 years ago, barely anyone “lived together” before marriage, but now the number of Americans that are “living together” without being married is at a record…

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