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A column of current statistics selected especially for Christian communicators

Percentage of Americans who are churched: 62

In 1776: 17

Rank of violence among causes of injury to U.S. women, ages 15 to 44: 1

Ratio of animal shelters in the U.S. to shelters for battered women: 3:1

In the U.S., number of new magazines introduced in 1992: 679

Number devoted to lifestyle and service: 60

Number devoted to sports: 40

Number devoted to crafts-games-hobbies: 35

Number devoted to celebrities: 33

Number devoted to sex: 97

Since 1973, percentage of all U.S. pregnancies terminated by abortion: 29

Among teenagers: 41

Among 40-year-olds and over: 44

Among unmarried women: 56

Number of deceased people frozen in hopes of someday being brought back to life: 50

Price for these services, including storage: $120,000

Price for freezing and storing only the head of client: $41,000

On a given day, violent scenes per hour on HBO: 14

On MTV: 11

On CBS: 10

On ABC: 3

On NBC: 2

U.S. 1991 state and federal prison population: 823,414

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