TO VERIFY…

A column of current statistics selected especially for Christian communicators

Amount advertisers spent, per citizen, to present products to the U.S. in 1987: $451

Average percentage of after-tax income given by U.S. Protestants to their churches, in 1968: 3.05

Average percentage given in 1985: 2.79

Percentage of Americans whose biggest fear is public speaking: 26

Number of chemical reactions occurring in the brain each second: 100,000

Percentage of Americans who keep their New Year's resolution for one month: 55

Who keep it for six months: 40. Who keep it for two years: 19

Chances of your being killed by terrorists overseas: 1 in 650,000

Chances of your being killed by Americans in Baltimore: 1 in 4,000

Chances of your being aborted if you are in the womb of an American woman: 1 in 3.3

Average number of hours men spent each week on household tasks, in 1965: 4.6. Today: 9.8

Weekly hours put in by women, in 1965: 27. Today: 19.5

In daytime soap operas, percentage of sexual references to partners who ...

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