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 ...

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