To Verify

A column of current statistics selected especially for Christian communicators

Percentage of women who chose an abortion because having a baby "would change their life (job, school)": 76

Who chose an abortion because of rape or incest: 1

Percentage of Americans involved in charity or social service activities, in 1977: 27

Involved in 1988: 48

Percentage of Americans who say they strongly object to working with people who have aids: 34

Who strongly object to working with people who don't use deodorant: 38

Percentage of marriages today that are remarriages for one or both partners: 46

Average number of dollars, per capita, spent on lottery tickets each year, in the top ten lottery states: $135

Percentage of mothers who said they wanted their children to develop a loyalty to church, in 1924: 50

In 1978:22

Percentage of middle-level executives who spend 50 or more hours per week on their jobs: 77

Who spend 60 or more hours each week: 26

Percentage of Americans who say watching TV is their favorite way ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe to Christianity Today magazine. Subscribers have full digital access to CT Pastors articles.

November

Support our work

Subscribe to CT and get one year free.
Homepage Subscription Panel
Read These Next
close