Did You Know…

Physician's Money Digest, March31 2004, Volume 11, Issue 6

(Congressional Quarterly, 2004)

41%—Percentage of congressional votes in 2003 where Senator Hillary Rodham-Clinton agreed with President George Bush.

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004)

23%—Percentage of Americans who say they smoke cigarettes.

(New York Post, 2004)

$1.7 billion —Cost to build the new Time-Warner Center facility in New York City.

(New York Post, 2004)

$350 million —Estimated cost to build the Sept 11 memorial in New York City.

(Newsweek, 2004)

35 million —Calculated distance in miles between Earth and Mars.

(Rasmussen Reports, 2004)

39%—Percentage of Americans who expect to see humans walk on Mars in their lifetime.

(Time, 2004)

$700 billion —Estimated total cost for a manned mission to Mars.

(National Journal, 2004)

$15.5 billion —NASA's current annual operating budget.

(Congressional Budget Office, 2004)

22.5 million —Total number of US federal, state, and local government employees.

(Gallup Poll, 2004)

47%—Percentage of Americans who find it difficult to pay for health care.