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Social safety nets have been vital in efforts to lower poverty over the past 50 years, a report says. Without such programs, an additional 37 million people, including 7 million children, would have been in poverty in 2018. […] Read More

The rate of employment is lower and the poverty rate is higher in rural portions of the US compared to metro areas, the USDA reports. Per capita income declined from 2015 to 2017 in more rural parts of the nation. […] Read More

Christians who appreciate short sermons would find a welcome home in Roman Catholic congregations in the U.S., a report found. The median sermon length by Catholic clergy was 14 minutes. […] Read More

Record numbers of U.S. adults report delaying medical treatment due to the cost, a Gallup report found. One out of three put off any sort of treatment because of the cost they would have to pay. […] Read More

Even though nearly two-thirds of US adults affirm that global climate change affects their local communities, their political affiliations influence how severe or mild they consider the threat. […] Read More

About one out of five student loans, roughly 8.6 million, offered through U.S. government programs are in default, a report said, with students at for-profit schools generally defaulting at higher rates than others. […] Read More

Funding and staff cuts at 30 state environmental agencies over a decade have made it more difficult to assess and enforce violations of environmental rules put in place to protect public health, a nonprofit group said. […] Read More

In a Dec. 9 letter, faith leaders urged candidates for US president in 2020 to reduce U.S. military spending, redirecting those funds to alleviate poverty and hunger, improve education and protect the environment. […] Read More

Surveying young adults from more than two dozen nations, a Barna Group report said people of faith are more likely to be inspired by their beliefs to help those in need and to work for justice in society. […] Read More

This year, your donation to EthicsDaily.com on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3) will not only help us continue our work, but also will support the work of our partner, Fellowship Southwest, a regional network launched in 2017. […] Read More