We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The first three were unsurprising but sad none the less.
The last stat was interesting - 5% more people living in multigenerational homes? Really? I suppose that's the economy speaking - which fits. If you go back to pre WWII the number was probably quite a bit higher, people move out to their own place when they can afford it. With the rapid growth from 47 though the 60's when the MEAN growth in GDP was around 4.5% vs 1990-2012 were it's closer to 2.5% and trending down. Granted, GNP growth rate maybe more useful given how much of the economy is now external, but I doubt the results would be significantly different.
Our culture doesn't have the same multigenerational closeness that you see in other countries (generally 2 or 3rd world). Kind of sad in a way.
This was Lyndon Johnson's and the Democrat's plan back in the 60's. They probably weren't trying to destroy the nation their goal was simply to create a very large underclass of people dependent on the government and then become the party that appeased those dependents in return for their votes.