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Figures on creationists and candidates, hate crimes, and sports superstitions.

7,722   Hate crimes reported in America in 2006, a 7.8% increase from 2005.

1,462   Reported hate crimes motivated by religion.

967   Anti-Jewish hate crimes reported.

156   Anti-Islamic hate crimes reported.

135   Combined anti-Protestant (59) and anti-Catholic (76) hate crimes.



66%   Americans who say God definitely (39%) or probably (27%) created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years.

15%   Americans who say they would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who does not believe in evolution.

29%   Americans who say they would be less likely to vote for such a candidate.



1 in 5   Sports fans who say they do things in an attempt to bring good luck to their favorite team or avoid jinxing them.

1 in 4   College basketball fans who say this. They are the most likely fans to say so.



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See our earlier Go Figure postings from December 2007, November 2007, October 2007, September 2007, August 2007, July 2007, June 2007, May 2007, April 2007, March 2007, February 2007, January 2007, and earlier issues.

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