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Pothole Damage Costs US Drivers $3 Billion a Year

Pothole Damage Costs US Drivers $3 Billion a Year

Potholes affect millions of Americans annually. Here’s why they’re so widespread and how you can protect yourself from them.

States Least Prepared for Hospital Capacity

States Least Prepared for Hospital Capacity

We analyzed Kaiser Family Foundation data on hospital beds and physicians per capita in each state to determine which states are least prepared for hospital capacity.

Pandemic Fuels Rise in Mental Health Prescriptions

Pandemic Fuels Rise in Mental Health Prescriptions

The number of Americans prescribed mental health medication has gone up almost 7% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This increase means that nearly 65 million people (1 in 5) are now taking prescription medication to help them cope with stress, anxiety or depression.

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy by State

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy by State

Side effects, government mistrust, necessity: There are many reasons why millions of Americans have chosen not to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Our team of analysts looked at the latest data on vaccine hesitancy to find the main reasons why people aren’t getting vaccinated.

The Riskiest States for Travel

The Riskiest States for Travel

Holiday travel in 2021 will look very different than it did in 2020. More people are expected to travel, coronavirus cases are rising, a new variant is spreading and while more people are getting vaccinated everyday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued new guidance for both children’s vaccines and booster shots.

How Debt in Each State Changed During the Pandemic

How Debt in Each State Changed During the Pandemic

Despite record unemployment and financially uncertain times, America’s struggle with debt showed signs of improving during the first year of the pandemic. Our team of analysts found that credit card scores improved, more people got caught up on their student loans and the number of people in debt collection has declined over the last year.

Inflation's Impact on Each State

Inflation's Impact on Each State

Changing economic conditions are making it more difficult for people to afford household expenses. Our team of analysts found that the number of people who said they were having a “very difficult” time paying for their usual household expenses has increased by 50% since June.

Stay or Go: America’s New Travel Habits

Stay or Go: America’s New Travel Habits

Our team of analysts at QuoteWizard looked at mobility numbers from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the University of Maryland. We found that states that have a higher percentage of people staying home frequently have a lower number of coronavirus cases per capita.