Feast on facts: USAFacts serves its annual helping of real data to help steer holiday discussions

USAFacts data on turkey production in the U.S. (UYSAFacts Graphic)

There are plenty of ways to be a total turkey at your Thanksgiving gathering. Not having your facts straight about a variety of timely topics might be the easiest way.

Steve Ballmer’s USAFacts is back this year to help with its annual serving of data on everything from jobs to immigration to race in America to COVID-19. Impress granny with your knowledge of vaccination rates and case numbers! Shut down your uncle with real numbers related to carbon emissions!

USAFacts is also adding a side of less divisive fare with facts about the feast many people are consuming. For example, now you can show you know that Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production, and Wisconsin grows the majority of cranberries.

(USAFacts Graphic)

The nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization also published “7 Days of Pie” with pie charts that offer up seven truths about the United States today.

Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO and billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, founded Bellevue, Wash.-based USAFacts in 2017 in a nonpartisan effort to promote government data.

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