In this first video of the new series, NPG analyzes the sources of U.S. population growth. We break down the complex topic into bite-sized pieces, so that the average American can gain a better understanding of our nation’s growth. The film asks important questions for the viewer to consider – topics often dismissed or misunderstood by many Americans:
- Why should we care about less than 1% a year of population growth?
- Aren’t U.S. fertility rates low?
- How does immigration fit into U.S. population growth?
As each question is asked, the film supplies viewers with real facts – including the latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, demonstrating the true scope of America’s population size and growth. We demonstrate to viewers that – even at less than 1% a year – our growth adds up to over 2.25 million people per year. That even our “low” fertility rates resulted in nearly 4 million babies last year – an average of one birth every 7 seconds.
And we are gaining one international migrant every 32 seconds. The video concludes with a question that NPG has long posed to the American public, policy makers, and the national media:
“Why ISN’T America talking about population growth?”
Since 1972, NPG has worked to distribute the real facts about U.S. population growth – and its consequences to our environment, economy, natural resources, and quality of life – to Americans from coast to coast.
We will continue our work to raise public awareness – we must ACT NOW to slow, halt, and eventually reverse U.S. population growth!