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1950s: A 1957 study determines that around forty million Americans live near or below the poverty line of $3,000 for a family four.

Today: In 1995, 36.4 million Americans, which includes 27.5 million families, live in poverty. The average income cutoff level for a family of four at the poverty level is $15,569.

1950s: Throughout the decade, an average of sixty-three percent of the U.S.population considers themselves to be church members. In 1958, 109 million Americans have an official religious affiliation.

Today: In 1998, seventy percent of Americans claim to be members of a church or synagogue. Forty percent have attended a church or synagogue within the last week.

1950s: By the end of the decade, thirty-nine percent of all women with children ages six to seventeen work for wages outside the home. Around 6.6 million women with children ages seventeen and under work outside of the home.

Today: In the early part of the...

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