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Focus on the Family's giving, the chaplain shortage, and medical ethics.
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$2.26

Individual donations and foundation funds given to Focus on the Family in 2005 to every $1 given to National Public Radio.

$1.01

Focus's public income to every $1 given to Paul Crouch's Trinity Broadcasting Network.

$0.78

Focus's public income to every $1 given to Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network.

$0.58

Focus's public income for every $1 given to Planned Parenthood.

Source: NonProfit Times

775

Chaplain positions in the Army National Guard.

310

Positions that are currently filled.

Source: Associated Press

63%

Physicians who say it is ethically permissible to explain religious or moral objections about a procedure to patients.

8%

Physicians who say there is no obligation to tell patients about procedures to which they morally object.

18%

Physicians who say there is no obligation to refer patients to a physician who does not object to the procedure.

Source: New England Journal of Medicine

47%

Terminal cancer patients who say their spiritual needs not supported met by a religious community.

72%

Terminal cancer patients who say their spiritual needs were not supported by the medical system.

Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology

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See our earlier Go Figure postings from March 2007, February 2007, January 2007, December 2006, November 2006, October 2006, and earlier issues.

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