We’re a red, white and blue salad of traditions and contradictions. Polls show a gloomy view of the direction the country is headed, but we remain defiantly proud of who and what we are. We’re increasingly multi-cultural; a majority of our newborns are non-white. We’re health nuts. We’re going green. We’re increasingly tolerant. But we also weigh too much, waste too much and worry about preserving traditional values. Check out the facts here about who we are and how we live.