Did You Know…

Physician's Money Digest, February29 2004, Volume 11, Issue 4

(Inc. magazine, 2003)

50%—Percentage of all US small businesses that are financed by credit card debt.

(New York Post, 2003)

$66,800 —Average bonus for a Wall Street employee last year.

291 million —Total population in the United States as of year-end 2003. (US Census Bureau, 2003)

(Roll Call, 2003)

6915 —Number of legislative bills introduced on Capitol Hill in 2003.

(Investor's Business Daily, 2003)

3.4%—Percentage of annual salary that the average US citizen saved in 2003.

(Heritage Foundation, 2003)

10%—Percentage of US students who attend private schools.

(Heritage Foundation, 2003)

43%—Percentage of members of the US Congress who send their children to private school.

(Newsweek poll, 2003)

72%—Percentage of patients who want to talk to their physicians about faith/spirituality.

(Reader's Digest poll, 2004)

63%—Percentage of Americans who say they have called in sick to work when they weren't ill.

(Reader's Digest poll, 2004)

17%—Percentage of Americans who say they have cheated on their income tax return.