70%—Percentage of Americans who spend more than $50 per monthon health care.
36,598—Number of homeless individuals in New York City.
(New York Times, 2004)
$135 million—Charitable donations in 2003 made by New York CityMayor Mike Bloomberg.
New York Times
$90,300—Average annual income for a reader.
69%—Percentage of US magazines that declined in newsstand sales in2003.
$302 million—Federal funding in 2004 for the Peace Corps.
(Wall Street Journal, 2004)
$28 billion—Annual budget for the National Institutes of Health.
(Cato Institute, 2004)
75,000—Average number of new pages of federal government regulationsadded every year.
(Gallup Poll, 2004)
59%—Percentage of Americans who say religion is a "very important"part of their lives.
(USA Today, 2004)
93%—Percentage of US Army soldiers in Iraq who say they've beenfired on.