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A column of current statistics selected especially for Christian communicators

Number of watts of power used by the human brain when engaged in deep thought: 14

Number of watts required by an IBM PC: 93

Percentage of youth, age 11 to 16, who say they feel very close to both parents: 75

Amount spent by one person on tickets for a recent weekly drawing of the Florida state lottery: $46,000

Percentage of U.S. counties in which no doctor's offices, clinics, or hospitals perform abortions: 82

Percentage of Americans who believe in life on other planets: 46

Percentage of married men who say their wives are their best friends: 90

Average number of pieces of unsolicited mail received by a home in one year: 1,000

Percentage of Americans who say they feel close to God: 83

Number of soldiers who died in the Vietnam War: 58,000

Number of Vietnam vets who have committed suicide since the war: 100,000

Life expectancy of an American born in 1900: 47.3 years

Life expectancy of an American born in 1987: 75.0 years

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