$110,000—Average annual income for a financial advisor.
(World Health Organization, 2002)
1.6 million—Number of annual violent deaths worldwide.
15,980—Number of murders that were reported in the United States in 2001.
91%—Percentage of US neurosurgeons who plan to reduce, close, or move their medical practices.
(National Journal, 2002)
$83.5 million—Total spending for lobbying by the American Medical Association over the past 5 years.
$300,000—Average annual malpractice insurance premium for a US neurosurgeon.
$154,700—Annual salary for members of Congress.
(Ad Age, 2002)
$1 billion—Total spending on political ads during the 2002 US election cycle.
(NBC-TV Poll, 2002)
57%—Percentage of Americans who supported President Bush's first tax cut.
$357,128—Monthly pension for the former GE CEO Jack Welch.
(Harris Poll, 2002)
77%—Percentage of Americans who trust physicians to tell the truth.