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A column of current statistics selected especially for Christian communicators

World population in 1991: 5,384,575,000

Number of practicing Christians: 1,226,514,600

Percent of men who say they deal with depression by trying to figure out their problems: 23

Percent who say they deal with depression by watching television: 35

Percentage of married Americans who have committed adultery: 31

Americans who own a VCR: 179,520,000

Number who can't program it: 143,616,000

Dogs that sleep in their owners' beds: 1,275,000

Of the 10 biggest U.S. cities, the number with a non-Hispanic white majority: 3

In 1980: 6

Percentage of American adults who claim to be Christian: 86.5

Percentage who claim no religion: 7.5

Percentage of Christians who accept Jesus before turning age 18: 80

Americans who believe in ghosts: 1 in 4

Who think they've communicated with the dead: 1 in 6

Cost to get a tattoo: $150

Cost to remove a tattoo: $2,000

Of the 12 fastest growing U.S. congregations, number that are predominantly black: 8

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From Issue:Fall 1991: Outreach
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