$99,000â€”Annual salary for a California state legislator in 2002.
$79,500â€”Annual salary for a New York state legislator this past year.
$55,800â€”Annual salary for an Illinois state legislator.
$550,000â€”American Medical Association spending on political TV ads for the 2002 elections.
$3.6 millionâ€”Amount spent by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations on political TV ads for the 2002 elections.
37%â€”Percentage of US Catholics who attend mass every week.
(Sports Illustrated, 2002)
$1 millionâ€”Estimated value of a baseball hit by Barry Bonds for his 73rd home run in October 2001.
(Ad Age, 2003)
$2.1 millionâ€”Cost to purchase a 30- second TV ad that aired during Super Bowl XXXVII.
25â€”Age at which the average US woman becomes a first-time mother.
$38,000â€”Average annual income for a regular Wal-Mart shopper.