I think if you don't click anything it won't go away right away, but after you complete 1 full play through you can access the "cheat menu" by clicking the tiny sun in the upper right corner of the main menu and enabling cheats. This will put a screen on throughout the entire game that will let you see how your choices effect everything.
Having that stat screen available whenever the player wants is a good suggestion I've tried to incorporate into my future games! I'm glad you're enjoying it so far! <3